Deficit for NHS trusts in England double the amount planned

Deficit for NHS trusts in England double the amount planned
 

NHS trusts in England have reported a combined financial deficit that was nearly twice the amount planned.
There was a deficit of £960m in the last financial year compared with the £496m they had planned for, the regulator NHS Improvement said.
Acute hospitals were largely responsible, mainly because of increased patient demand, it said.
All other providers, including ambulance and mental health trusts, had collectively underspent, it added.
The latest reported deficit is reached after taking account of extra financial support provided by the government.
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31 May 2018 in Health, Views: 63
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