Dealing with NHS financial pressures – what do the public think? Growing financial pressures in the NHS mean that commissioners and providers are faced with increasingly tough choices about how to prioritise their spending.
These ‘unpalatable decisions’ are clearly laid out in a recent blog by the chair of Vale Royal Clinical Commissioning Group, which is a compelling but depressing read. He is a natural optimist, but outlines the glass-half-empty feeling of trying to find savings in his primary, community and mental health budgets while knowing the extra pressure this will put on already overstretched GPs and on patients. The King's Fund