This report explores the financial context in which the NHS operates and suggests ways in which it could run more efficiently.
In spring 2009 the Nuffield Trust held four seminars to explore the financial context in which the NHS is working and opportunities for using resources more efficiently. Each seminar was led by experts in NHS management and finance and participants included leaders from the public and private health care sectors.
Chris Ham's report is based on the presentations at the seminars and the points made in the discussions they generated.
Ham C (2009) Health in a Cold Climate: Developing an Intelligent Response to the Financial Challenges Facing the NHS. Briefing. Nuffield Trust.