Articles on the deficit

National Audit Office finds parts of NHS ‘seriously financially unstable’

By NHS Support Federation | 5th February 2020

The National Audit Office has published two reports. The first, NHS financial management and sustainability, looks at the financial and operational performance … Read more

The government is tinkering around the edges of the mental health crisis facing young people – Barbara Keeley

By NHS Support Federation | 8th July 2019

More children are developing mental health problems as the problem with funding children’s mental health services rises. As it stands, … Read more

77 per cent MPs believe social care is underfunded

By NHS Support Federation | 3rd July 2019

Alzheimer’s society commissioned a You Gov survey which revealed 77% of MPs believe social care is underfunded. The survey also … Read more

NHS under “the biggest cash squeeze in its history” says Labour MP

By NHS Support Federation | 2nd July 2019

Three patients in need of treatment in intensive care are ‘harmed’ after there were no beds available when they were … Read more

Short termism is a threat to the NHS – Anita Charlesworth

By NHS Support Federation | 28th June 2019

“The £20bn cash injection for the NHS in England is ring-fenced for front-line health services, which is mainly the wage … Read more

Extra NHS money equates to just £1billion extra for NHS trusts – Nuffield Trust

By NHS Support Federation | 13th June 2019

Nuffield Trust Senior Policy Analyst Sally Gainsbury responded to the finances report for NHS trusts in England: “Last year NHS … Read more

King’s College hospital trust makes biggest overspend in NHS history

By NHS Support Federation | 4th April 2019

A leading London hospital trust is expected to record an annual deficit of between £180m and £191m – the biggest … Read more

NHS financial sustainability – An NAO report

By NHS Support Federation | 24th January 2019

In its annual report on the financial sustainability of the NHS, the NAO concludes that the existence of substantial deficits … Read more

New regime revealed for trusts with biggest financial holes

By NHS Support Federation | 9th January 2019

The 30 worst financially performing NHS trusts will be subject to a new regulatory regime as part of plans to … Read more

Mental health: waiting times to be capped under 10-year NHS plan

By NHS Support Federation | 7th January 2019

New waiting-time targets for mental health treatment and stronger support for young adults with difficulties will be an important part … Read more