The underlying deficit for trusts has grown to around £5bn, the equivalent to the annual costs of 11 acute hospitals, despite services making a further £3bn in cost savings.
News and opinion
Nigel Edwards highlights the pitfalls of NHS reform, including failing to understand the need for headroom and capacity to create change and techno-optimism.
The Prime Minister's comments on NHS funding are welcome and long overdue. But any increases are likely to have strings attached, Nigel Edwards warns.
Prof John Appleby comments on the budget implications for the NHS discussed at the 30 November NHS England Board meeting.
Nigel Edwards responds to the NHS funding measures announced in the Autumn Budget.
Sally Gainsbury responds to today’s financial figures from NHS Improvement, which show NHS hospitals are being asked to make unachievable levels of savings to make up for years of underfunding.
New analysis in a briefing from the Nuffield Trust, The King’s Fund and the Health Foundation shows that current spending plans fall well short of what the NHS needs based on an assessment of the Office of Budget Responsibility.
• 02/11/2017 • Mick Armstrong
Responding to our dental health briefing, Mick Armstrong of the BDA argues for better funding arrangements for UK dentistry.
• 22/05/2017 • John Appleby | Sally Gainsbury
We set out different scenarios about possible future spending on the NHS in England including an analysis and comparison of the latest pledges from the three main parties' manifestos.
The NHS in England cannot close its funding gap, cope with increased demand and sustain high quality care with any of the funding pledges made by the three major political parties.