NHS in England cannot cope without more funds, PM told

Boris Johnson urged to abandon ‘have our cake and eat it’ approach and recognise pressures on health service

Boris Johnson has been warned he must give the NHS more money and not pursue a “have our cake and eat it” policy of thinking it can deliver Covid care within existing budgets.

The plea came from Chris Hopson, the leader of England’s hospital bosses, who said the extra £20.5bn the NHS was promised in 2018 was no longer enough to let it do its job.

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