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.
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?
Exploring the proposals in the report
Colin Leys looks at the likely ramifications of the NHS funding gap.