Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Government ‘in denial’ about state of NHS funding crisis, say doctors’ leaders

Government ‘in denial’ about state of NHS funding crisis, say doctors’ leaders The government is in denial about the state of the funding crisis facing the NHS, the head of the doctors’ union has said.

Addressing the BMA’s annual representative meeting (ARM) in Belfast, yesterday, Mark Porter, chair of BMA Council, said that year-on-year funding cuts have left almost every acute trust in England in the red, with trusts facing a deficit of more than £2bn, a 20-fold increase in two years.

The UK spends less of a share of its wealth on healthcare than the EU average, and cuts of £200m to public health have affected many services locally, including sexual health and smoking cessation services. OnMedica

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