NHS savings claims questioned13th December 2012
The National Audit Office has questioned government claims that the NHS made nearly £6 billion in an efficiency drive last year.
It fears that the unprecedented savings made in the health service are not sustainable over time with the NHS needing to make £20 billion in efficiency savings by 2015. Figures show that while the health service made £5.8 billion in savings in the last year, £520 million were one-off cuts, according to the NAO report. It has urged the Government to take “a more active interest” in ensuring that patient care is not being rationed.
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Title: NHS savings claims questioned
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 23366
Date Added: 13th Dec 2012