NHS plans radical cuts to fight growing deficit in health budget

NHS plans radical cuts to fight growing deficit in health budget
 

NHS bosses throughout England are quietly drawing up plans for hospital closures, cutbacks and radical changes to the way healthcare is delivered in an attempt to meet spiralling demand and plug the hole in their finances, an investigation by the Guardian and campaign group 38 Degrees has revealed.
Without the changes, the NHS at local level could be facing a financial shortfall of about £20bn by 2020-21 if no action is taken, the research suggests.
The cost-cutting shakeup is being overseen by NHS England, but is already sparking a series of local political battles over the future of... read more

 
26 August 2016 in Health, Views: 34
Source: Guardian
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