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NHS services will be cut without more funds, finance directors predict

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6224 (Published 18 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6224
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

Most NHS finance directors (84% of 200) have said that plans for the NHS in England set out in the Five Year Forward View1 cannot be achieved without extra funding on top of the £8bn (€11.4bn; $12bn) by 2020 promised by the government, a survey has found.2

The finance directors said that if the government could not put more money into the NHS they would have to cut services.

Almost all (94%) of the directors in the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s twice a year survey of 200 NHS finance directors said that they believed that the £8bn already pledged will be needed in the next 18 months. …

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