Hospital deficits could force NHS to divert money meant for improving care Trusts in England will have £5.4bn made available to them until 2019 to help wipe out deficits, threatening plans to overhaul delivery of care, says thinktank
The NHS expects hospitals to go on racking up such large deficits in the next few years that it will have to divert £5.4bn earmarked for improving patient care to prop them up, experts claim.
NHS trusts in England, which recorded a collective deficit of £2.45bn last year, are meant to reduce their overspending this year to only £580m to help tackle the service’s acute financial problems. Continue reading... The Guardian