NHS England is facing a £2bn funding gap for the next financial year, health chiefs have warned.
The BBC reports senior NHS officials saying that increased financial pressures would mean the health service needing extra cash from April of next year.
The Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, is reportedly discussing with civil servants whether or not more funding is needed.
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