Sunday, 9 April 2017

The Reorganisation of the NHS is well underway

The following is taken from an article published in the Huffington Post by Justin Madders MP, Shadow Health Minister

“NHS funding growth is much slower than the historic long term trend.”

“Real terms funding per person will go down in 2018/19 and 2019/20.”

“The public are concerned for its future.” 

“There is likely to be continued pressure on waiting times for routine care and some providers’ waiting times will grow.”

Finally, the statement “some organisations and geographies have historically been substantially overspending their fair shares of NHS funding” which “may mean explicitly scaling back spending on locally unaffordable services” will send a chill down the spine of anyone who works or is currently a patient in the NHS. 

They will know that services are already stretched to breaking point and this move to single out sections for further cuts could well push parts of the health service over the edge. 

We deserve better than the future strategy for the NHS being reduced to an exercise in expectations management."

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