Nigel Edwards says it's all well and good for different parts of Government to demand things of each other, but without enough staff and beds the NHS won’t be meeting the old or new targets any time soon.
Prof John Appleby comments on the budget implications for the NHS discussed at the 30 November NHS England Board meeting.
A troublingly high rate of patients being held up leaving hospital is showing little sign of coming back under control, putting the NHS on the back foot as it approaches winter.
Several measures are heading in the right direction but the number of admissions to hospital are still a cause for concern.
Nigel Edwards responds to NHS England's “Next steps on the Five Year Forward View”.
The Nuffield Trust comments on the announcement that Simon Stevens is to become the new Chief Executive of NHS England from 1 April 2014.