Friday, 17 November 2017

NHS deficit set to hit worse levels than predicted

NHS deficit set to hit worse levels than predicted NHS trusts in England are now predicting a worse deficit than originally predicted by the end of the current financial year, according to the latest performance data.

The quarterly performance of the NHS provider sector for the second quarter (July to September) of the 2017-18 financial year reveals that NHS trusts and foundation trusts are collectively predicting a full-year deficit of around £623 million – £127 million worse than planned.

The data from NHS Improvement also showed that despite the NHS treating more patients than even before, more people were seen within four hours in A&E and within 18 weeks for planned care. OnMedica

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