NHS financial boost alone is not enough
Siva Anandaciva Chief analyst, King’s Fund
The £20 billion anniversary pledge by the government has failed to address workforce decline in the health service
It was only a year ago that prime minister Theresa May gave the NHS a substantial funding gift for its 70th anniversary. A new £20 billion five-year deal was expected to ‘secure the future of the health service’ and deliver everything from improved performance against waiting time targets to transformation in service delivery.
Nursing Standard. 34, 8, 65-65. doi: 10.7748/ns.34.8.65.s19