George Osborne Announces Plans to Modernise GP Surgeries
On the day before the Chancellor's 2014 Autumn statement, George Osborne announced that £1.1bn would be spent over four years modernising GP surgeries. This is a one-off sum that is to come from fines imposed on the banks after the Libor rate-rigging scandal.
Some £1bn will be going to England and the rest to other parts of the UK. In England, the money will be used to improve GP community services, with premises being modernised and technology improved so that facilities such as chemotherapy and dialysis can be provided in local centres.
Source: Guardian Newspaper 01.12.14