The King’s Fund has proposed that the NHS in England probably needs £2 billion more next year, given the extent of deteriorating performance on some targets and the rising numbers of NHS trust deficits.
The King’s Fund briefing has been released before the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement to parliament. It is asserted that without such top-ups staff numbers would need to be reduced, waiting times rise and the quality of care deteriorate.
Triggle, N. (2014). NHS England: King’s Fund says £2bn more needed next year. London: BBC Health News, November 26th 2014.
This relates to:
The Autumn Statement: NHS funding. London: King’s Fund, November 2014.
Possibly also of interest:
Pym, H. (2014). How much will the chancellor give the NHS? London: BBC Health News, November 27th 2014.