NHS financial crisis is “worst ever,” managers warn

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 11 July 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d4327
  1. Helen Mooney
  1. 1Manchester

NHS leaders have warned that the NHS faces a dire financial situation that will risk patient safety and clinical outcomes.

An NHS Confederation survey published on 6 July shows that NHS managers are also worried that patient access will worsen in the coming year and that waiting lists will increase.

The survey of NHS chairs and chief executives, conducted ahead of the NHS Confederation’s annual conference, showed that nearly 90% thought that the financial situation facing their organisation was “the worst …

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