Hospitals in Bucks are set to receive a share of £5 million to help the NHS “modernise and transform care” for patients.

The Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and West Berkshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership will receive up to £5 million, which is a share of £325 million of new capital investment for local NHS projects across the country.

Health bosses say the investment will help deliver faster diagnosis for conditions like cancer, easier access to mental care, expansion of A&Es, shorter waits for operations, and more services in GP surgeries.

Chesham and Amersham MP welcomed the news, saying: “I am delighted to welcome new investment which will mean patients get an even better service from the NHS in Buckinghamshire.

“We have made significant progress in improving patient care since 2010, and this funding will help us to promise the highest-quality, most compassionate patient care available anywhere in the world.”