We have already given the National Health Service certainty at the 2015 Spending Review, when we set annual budgets up to and including 2020-21. In doing so, the Government funded the NHS’s Five Year Forward View plan, with a £10 billion a year real terms increase in its budget by 2020-21.
As my Rt. hon. Friend the Prime Minister announced in her evidence to the Liaison Committee on 27 March, her intention is to come forward with a long-term plan (in advance of the next Spending Review) for the NHS, supported by a multi-year financial settlement to deliver that plan. The Government will work with NHS leaders, clinicians and experts to develop this long-term plan, to ensure that the NHS can cope with the serious demand and cost pressures it faces in the future.