The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has recommended (quote):
- A clear and transparent recovery plan, targeting NHS bodies and health economies in severe financial difficulty, by March 2017.
- A report by July 2017 on whether NHS finances are affecting patient care.
- An end to using NHS capital budgets to meet day-to-day revenue spending; which is not good value for the taxpayer.
- NHS England and NHS Improvement must explain how they will support the worst-performing areas, and convince the public of benefits of these plans.
- An assessment of the impact of financial pressures on social care, by July 2017.
- A report into whether there is capacity for NHS bodies to deliver everything expected from them in terms of care and services, by March 2017.
MPs criticise Theresa May and NHS over ‘bickering’. London: BBC Health News, February 27th 2017.
This relates to:
House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts (2017). Financial sustainability of the NHS. Forty-third Report of Session 2016-17. Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report, ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 21 February 2017. London: The Stationery Office Limited (House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts), February 27th 2017. HC 887.