Social care requires a significant injection of public funds to move from being a residual public service to one which enhances the lives of older people. Until then, the crisis will continue to worsen.Read More
The financial assumptions underpinning the Government’s plans to close the NHS’s 30-billion-pound funding gap by 2020/21 are unrealistic and are likely to lead to a decline in the quality of and access to healthcare for patients. Subsequently there is a growing risk that that some vital services will collapse.Read More
This report reviews the changes proposed for ‘Transforming Services Together’ in Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest as part of the North East London STP – assessing the impact on East London’s patients and whether the plan is likely to work.Read More
Sustainability and Transformations Fund – why it is not enough and what are its implications for the provider sector?
This analysis looks at why the Sustainability and Transformation Fund is not sufficient to eliminate the providers’ deficit in 2016/17, and what the implications of its insufficiency are for providers who accept the funding, and for the NHS in general?Read More
Colin Leys looks at the likely ramifications of the NHS funding gap.Read More