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“Something has to give,” warns leader of NHS trusts over finances

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4949 (Published 12 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4949
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

The leader of the body representing NHS trusts has warned that the NHS is close to breaking point and that, if there is not extra funding, it must make “quick, clear choices on what gives.”

Writing in the Observer newspaper, Chris Hopson, chief executive of NHS Providers, made an impassioned plea for an honest public debate over the state of NHS finances. He wrote that national health chiefs and political leaders had to acknowledge publicly that the “NHS can no longer deliver what is …

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