NHS deficit doubles to £512m, but true figure may be higherBMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7555.1411-c (Published 15 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1411
- Adrian O'Dowd
The overall deficit for the NHS in England more than doubled to £512m (€750m; $945m) for 2005-6 from the previous year, show figures released last week.
However, the government has stressed that the problems lie with a minority of trusts around the country and said that the deficit was stabilising and had fallen by £110m in the past six months.
The Department of Health, publishing its annual NHS report, said that despite the unaudited deficits the report told a “good news story,” in that waiting times for operations …