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Osborne's £6 billion a year increase for the NHS

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David Cameron has pledged £150million to help fight dementia. Britain’s first national Dementia Research Institute will open by 2020, tasked with developing diagnostic tests to stop conditions such as Alzheimer’s before they strike, and treatments to tackle the disease’s progression. Last night the spending commitment was welcomed by NHS chief executive Simon Stevens, who had called for the cash injection to save the Health Service. It comes days after it emerged the NHS’s deficit had hit £1.6billion. The funding means the amount spent on the NHS will rise gradually above the rate of inflation over the next five years. 

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