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NHS may have to charge for some services if spending does not increase, report warns

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4264 (Published 05 August 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4264
  1. Helen Mooney
  1. 1London

The NHS will not be able to react quickly enough to achieve the £22bn (€31.6bn; $34.3bn) in efficiency savings set by the government by the 2020 target, a new report has warned.1

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), the body for public finance professionals, has issued a stark warning that the NHS is unlikely to achieve such an unprecedented level of savings over the next five years while maintaining the same level of service.

The CIPFA …

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