Understanding The NHS Position – FP’s View in Bite Size
Part 1: Pessimism about the Future
- The UK is becoming an older nation
at a faster rate than ever before. 80% NHS budget going on chronic conditions.
- King’s Fund analysis predicts
£30bn black hole by 2020. 65 trusts already in default, e.g. North Cumbria
- It is becoming increasingly difficult
to balance the books while delivering high quality services, yet public expectations
continue to rise.
- There is a deterioration in waiting
times and four-hour A&E targets, while increases in patient referrals to hospitals.
Wasteful and inefficient supply
chains, not helped by legacy of PFI contracts, now being “flipped”.
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