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NHS must reform to avoid “busting” public finances, says health secretary

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5351 (Published 05 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5351
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1The BMJ

Healthcare spending in the United Kingdom has the potential to “bust national finances” unless new technologies and changes to service delivery are embraced, England’s health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has warned.

Speaking at a fringe meeting organised by the Reform think tank at the Conservative Party’s conference in Manchester on 5 October, Hunt said that without such reform the funding currently available to the NHS would not be enough to help it cope with the “triple whammy” of an ageing …

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