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Ministers announce £5.4bn more for NHS to tackle Covid and waiting lists

Extra funding over next six months includes £1bn to be earmarked for clearing treatment backlog

The NHS will be given an extra £5.4bn over the next six months to continue the response to coronavirus and tackle the backlog caused by the pandemic.

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) announced the funding and said £1bn of the amount would be specifically for clearing the waiting lists faced by patients due to Covid-19, while £2.8bn will be allocated for costs such as better infection control to continue to protect against the virus.

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