Financial cuts put patients at risk21st May 2009
The Committee of Public Accounts has cautioned that improving financial management could have an impact on the quality of patients' treatment in the NHS.
The latest data from the National Audit Office has shown 3% of NHS organisations "were in deficit" in 2007/08, in comparison to 22% in the year before. Edward Leigh, the chairman of the Committee of Public Accounts, said: "Patients lose out if too much NHS funding is sitting unspent in bank accounts. The needs here and now of patients in parts of the country for drugs and better quality care must not be forgotten."
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Title: Financial cuts put patients at risk
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 11450
Date Added: 21st May 2009