Javid: No guarantee £6bn NHS funding will clear backlogs

Health Secretary Sajid Javid has refused to guarantee that a £6 billion cash injection to clear NHS backlogs will achieve its goal in the next three years. "I don't think anyone can make a guarantee on the backlog, that's going to be cleared or will fall by a certain amount," he said, but added that the investment will help "millions" more people be seen by doctors.

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