For the year 2011 and this year, a huge spending increase on frontline services has been stated by the Department of Health. The government on the other hand was accused of losing financial grip on the NHS following revelations that there was a dip in the overall expenditure by Labour Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham.
As compared to 2011, there has been a 3.5 per cent rise in spending on frontline NHS services in cash terms, the DH stated.
The DH also added that there has been a saving of about £1.5 billion since last year and this happened by bringing down the number of managers apart from reducing expenditure on wasteful IT projects.
But reports state something else and it was seen that the NHS spending in real-terms has actually slipped by 0.02 per cent, or £25 million. The reason cited by the government is faster than expected savings from bureaucracy and £400 million saving on IT projects.
In response to the spending cut, Burnham said, "Today we have it in black and white - official confirmation from the government that David Cameron has cut the NHS for the second year in a row, breaking his central Election promise."
He also added that in the NHS the loss of financial grip has taken place due to the disastrous decision to spend £3 billion on an unnecessary re-organisation.
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