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NHS ‘like sick patient in early-stage terminal decline’, former boss says

The NHS is like a very sick patient who is in “early-stage terminal decline” because lack of money has left it unable to cope with the growing demand for care, the service’s former boss and leading doctors have warned.

Sir David Nicholson, who ran the NHS in England until last year, is among the signatories of a *letter to the Guardian that says the health service needs higher levels of investment than any of the three main political parties have pledged in the run-up to the election. Their dramatic intervention comes just hours before the end of an election campaign in which the future of the NHS, in particular how much money it should get to help it close the forecast £30bn gap in its finances, has been one of the key issues.

Click on the link to read more

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/may/06/nhs-like-sick-patient-in-early-stage-terminal-decline-former-boss-says

*Click on the link to read the letter to the Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/may/06/our-nhs-early-stage-terminal-decline

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Sir David Nicholson was formerly head of NHS England

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