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£4bn of extra NHS funding should be allocated to patient centred reforms, IPPR think tank urges

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4018 (Published 23 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4018
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. 1London

Half of the additional £8bn (€11.4bn; $12.5bn) of NHS funding promised by the government over this parliament should go to a transformation fund to invest in new models of care in which citizens have more power, says a paper by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).1

Nick Pearce, IPPR director, said, “Empowerment in health and care has tended to focus on giving patients more rights, information and choices so that acute healthcare services are more responsive to them. There has been far less focus on the self management of chronic health conditions where 70% of the NHS’s resources are spent.”

He added, “Gaining more power and control over …

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