Gordon Brown seems to have had little grasp of the health brief either as Prime Minister or as Chancellor. He may have spend the money, but it's been shamefully squandered, and has not reached patient care. Money has been spent on useless projects, evidence that the NHS really is Not His Specialty. I've just found Sir Gerry Robinson trying to give Gordon advice on the NHS via YouTube. I have written about Sir Gerry before:
Here and here.