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Sixty seconds on . . . the NHS “reset”

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 10 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4360
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

Oh no, not NHS finances

Yes, I’m afraid so. It may be summer, but those at NHS England never rest.

Don’t tell me—the NHS needs more money

Spot on. NHS finances have never been worse. Hospitals and other trusts recorded an eye watering cumulative deficit of £2.8bn (€3.28bn; $3.65bn) in 2015-16, the largest ever. More than two thirds of NHS trusts failed to balance their books last year, hence the …

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