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NHS faces 'greatest ever challenge'

23rd June 2010

Senior NHS managers have warned that the health service is facing its "greatest ever challenge" in maintaining quality services during the funding squeeze.

With the health service in England having been told to find up to £20bn of savings by 2014, Nigel Edwards, acting head of the NHS Confederation, warned there was "no silver bullet" and stressed that moving care away from hospitals and improving the management of long-term conditions such as diabetes would be essential. He also acknowledged cuts would be made.


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