NHS & Social Care Funding

By 2020 the NHS will have around £22bn a year less than it needs to deliver healthcare to the population in England. In addition it is estimated that the adult social care sector will have £3bn less than it needs by 2020. CHPI will continue to examine the proposed approaches to addressing these funding shortfalls, what they will mean for the quality of care and for patients being able to get treatment when it is needed.

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.

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