Understanding The NHS Position – FP’s View in Bite Size 3

Posted 30/09/2014

Part 3: Declaring Plans in Manifestos

  • Labour are already proclaiming a “big offer” on the NHS with “pledges” on increased funding and staffing.

  • A “care charter” is being floated to raise standards and drive a tougher inspection regime.

  • None of this has been costed.  Possibility of an NHS protected tax increase via NI.  “Brown bonanza #2”.

  • The CEO, Simon Stevens, is calling for “creative solutions”.  Others have suggested “reimagining healthcare”.

  • NHS cannot be “saved” by efficiencies alone.  It needs a credible plan for its future sustainability

Tagged by topic: NHS , Public Sector Procurement

  by Allison Ford-Langstaff

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