Nine in ten believe NHS ‘at risk of collapse’ if funding stays same in next five years

Full story in National Health Executive, 21 June 2018

A massive 87% of the population is concerned that the NHS could be “at risk of collapse” in the next five years if current levels of government funding continues, a new survey has found.

A new study by the Independent Health Professionals’ Association (IHPA) found that 48% of respondents laid blame in management, decision-making and poor waste systems were costing the NHS the most money. Half of those surveyed were “extremely concerned” about the state of the health service’s finances.

The poll comes after the prime minister announced plans to increase the NHS budget by £20bn every year by 2023. Today chancellor Philip Hammond will tell delegates in London that taxes will rise to accommodate the proposals.