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NHS is under 'growing financial stress'

7th November 2014

According to a report issued by the National Audit Office (NAO), the NHS is under 'growing financial stress'.

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NHS trusts were forecasting a net deficit in the current financial year of £404m and foundation trusts were forecasting a net deficit of £108m. These trends are not sustainable, says the financial watchdog.

The head of NAO has urged the Department of Health to work with NHS England, the NHS Trust Development Authority and Monitor to address underlying financial pressures.

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Anonymous

Sunday 9th November 2014 @ 19:12

As all the medical professional know - and this includes NHS, NHS Trust Development Authority - when stress increases, it becomes fatal. So, unless remedies are found urgently to plug or reduce these deficits, NHS and Trusts may suffer. One way to reduce the financial burden could be to reduce the inflow of the patients to the A&Es and Surgeries for treatment of very simple ailments as people seem to rush to these for very common ailments like colds, headaches etc., JUST BECAUSE IN MOST CASE THEY DO NOT HAVE TO SPEND ANYTHING. IF A VERY NEGLIGIBLE FEE OF TEN OR TWENTY CENTS IS LEVIED FOR EACH VISIT THESE VISITS WILL REDUCE DRASTICALLY, IN TURN LESSENING THE AVOIDABLE BURDEN ON THE MEDICAL FACILITIES.


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