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Current financial pressures are worst ever, say NHS chiefs

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3616 (Published 03 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3616
  1. Matthew Limb
  1. 1London

The leaders of NHS organisations in England have voiced grave warnings about how the build up of financial pressures is affecting the care of patients.

Most fear that services will become “unsustainable” unless more is done to further integrate healthcare and social care, said the NHS Confederation, the membership body for organisations that commission and provide NHS services.

The confederation’s survey of chairs and chief executives of 185 organisations providing NHS services was published on 3 June.1

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