UK opposition pledges extra £34billion healthcare spend by 2010:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The UK's Conservative Party is promising to increase NHS spending by £34bn ($62bn) a year over the next parliament, pushing total public spending on health to £124bn a year by 2010. The pledge is the latest salvo in the war for public support over healthcare and education, which are the battleground for the next general elections, due in 2005. In turn, the government is due to publish next week a five-year plan for improving the NHS.