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NHS Long-Term Plan

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:06 pm on 18th June 2018.

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Photo of Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt Secretary of State for Health and Social Care 5:06 pm, 18th June 2018

The hon. Lady is right to ask that question, and I encourage her to hold her local NHS to account on that. There are some simple metrics, which we can share with her, that can tell us whether the NHS is using the money wisely, and one of them is whether her local hospitals are managing to reduce their emergency admissions by providing better care in the community. She is right that it is the litmus test of whether the money is being spent wisely.