NHS spending in Scotland will grow by 13% in next three years compared with 33% in last threeBMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2937 (Published 09 December 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2937
- Bryan Christie
The NHS in Scotland managed to stay within its budget in the past financial year, but there are warnings that it faces challenging times ahead.
Audit Scotland says that there will be additional financial pressures from the rising cost of pay deals for staff, drugs, and fuel; meeting reduced waiting times; and delivering improvements to services. Extra staff will also be needed to achieve the full implementation of the European Working …