This NHS Confederation briefing summarises a round table discussion about how NHS might achieve the best balance between the need to control or reduce costs and the aim of providing better care. This briefing was produced in partnership with the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Two sides of the same coin: balancing quality and finance to deliver greater value. Issue 271. London: NHS Confederation, April 2014.
Possibly of interest, NICE might advise the NHS to stop buying some expensive cancer drugs (and other costly drugs of limited effectiveness) if the companies marketing them do not cut prices.
Cook, C. (2014). NHS England push to rein in cancer drug prices. London: BBC Newsnight / BBC Health News, August 27th 2014.