Charitable funds in NHS may exacerbate disparities in access to healthBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7305.128/b (Published 21 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:128
- Annabel Ferriman
Charitable funds in the London health service tend to be spent on research and hospital based services rather than community based projects, a new report has shown.
The report, from the Charities Aid Foundation, says that charitable funding in London amounts to about £500m ($700m) a year, equal to about a tenth of the NHS expenditure in the capital. Most of the money is spent on acute services and medical research, even though these areas might not be the most …