In the Statement published on 17 November, the Treasury state “While delivering overall spending restraint, the government is prioritising further investment in the NHS and social care”.

£8 billion of funding will be made available for the NHS and adult social care in England in 2024-25. So, it’s important to understand what this will look like in reality:

  1. The government is channelling additional investment in social care to support quality of services and discharges in the NHS
  2. Asks for improvements in Ambulance response times, A&E waiting times and GP access
  3. Signals key priorities around workforce, ICB decision making, continuation of capital programmes, elective recovery and maternity services
  4. Limited focus on investment in digital, life sciences and tackling health inequalities

We’ve summarised the Autumn Statement’s implications for you – our health and social care partners – in a snapshot below.