Tag Archives: Constrained Funding

NHS Financial Deficit Rises Towards £500m (BBC News / Monitor / NHS TDA)

Summary The deficit for the NHS in England during the first few months of the financial year was nearly £500m, largely due to rising demand. A total of 86 out of 147 NHS foundation trusts in England are running up … Continue reading

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Cuts Make Social Care System Unsustainable? (BBC News / ADASS)

Summary According to the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) approximately 90% of councils in England now offer social care only to people whose needs are assessed as substantial or critical. Full Text Link Reference ‘Cuts forcing English … Continue reading

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NHS Funding Shortage Forecast: Debate Proposed (BBC News / Times / House of Commons Health Select Committee / Nuffield Trust / Independent)

Summary Nine influential signatories to a letter published in the Times have asked for a national debate on how the NHS in England is funded. The authors of this letter assert that challenges from an ageing and growing population, plus … Continue reading

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House of Commons Health Select Committee Speaks-Out on Community-Based Care (BBC News)

Summary MPs have pointed-out that cutting back on hospital services in England, before community services are geared up to provide care out-of-hospital, is likely to pose a recipe for disaster. Full Text Link Reference Triggle, N. (2014). Out-of-hospital plan ‘a recipe … Continue reading

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Simon Stevens Address to NHS Confederation Annual Conference (BBC News / NHS England)

Summary Simon Stevens, NHS England’s Chief Executive, has spoken at the NHS Confederation Annual Conference about possible solutions to the main challenges for the NHS: Growing population: three million more people in England by the end of the decade. Ageing … Continue reading

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QualityWatch Programme: Reduced Adult Social Services for Older People in England (Health Foundation / Nuffield Trust)

Summary This report from the Health Foundation and Nuffield Trust explores the size and scope of cuts to social services for older people in England between 2009/10 to 2012/13. Many local authorities are rationing social care for the over-65s, with … Continue reading

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The Shape of Things to Come? (BBC News)

Summary Simon Stevens, NHS England’s new Chief Executive, has said the health service is enduring the most sustained “budget crunch” in its 66-year history. Full Text Link Reference NHS facing biggest ever challenge, says new boss. London: BBC Health News, … Continue reading

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On the Future of Mental Health (NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network)

Summary This paper from the NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network (MHN) discusses the challenges facing mental health services during the next ten to twenty years. It considers changes to population demographics, new technologies, increasing demand, financial constraints in the NHS, plus the … Continue reading

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On Pharmacists, Community Pharmacies and Public Health (NHS England / Department of Health / NHS Confederation / LGA / Pharmacy Voice / Royal Pharmaceutical Society)

Summary The Deputy Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for NHS England has explained why pharmacists are a valuable resource offering the public access to expert health advice and support. Full Text Link Reference Howard, C. (2014). How we should all make better … Continue reading

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