STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

Strength in Numbers dedicated to my late mother Kay

NHS: Money alone won’t buy us better treatment

The battle for the future of the NHS is well under way. And as the general election approaches, two visions for the service are competing for popular and political support.

Both sides recognise that the NHS is under great pressure and that something has to give. The population that it serves is ageing and growing. There will be up to four million more people in England by the end of the decade. The urgency of the new challenges it faces, such as Britain’s poor treatment of mental health, is becoming better understood. Senior figures within the health service believe that the gap between its responsibilities and its budget could amount to £30 billion a year by the end of the decade (compared with its annual budget of around £110 billion).

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/nhs/11180203/NHS-Money-alone-wont-buy-us-better-treatment.html

 

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