Submission to the House of Lords Select Committee on the long-term sustainability of the NHS

CHPI Research Team | October 21, 2016 | Reports & Analyses


This submission focuses on:

  • the meaning of sustainability when applied to a public service;
  • rising healthcare costs as an international trend;
  • why an ageing population may not bring greatly increased costs;
  • the burden of payment through changes in the dependency ratio;
  • how cost effective the NHS is; and
  • the lessons to be learned from the current hospital deficit.

It also contains recommendations on how to best manage future need and contain costs by appraising: the costs of the current marketised structure, PFI schemes, adult social care, the value of general medicine in treating long term conditions, mental health, socio-economic inequality, investment in prevention and models for service delivery. It was published by the House of Lords Select Committee on October 18th 2016.

Submission to the House of Lords Select Committee on the long-term sustainability of the NHS

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