Lack of investment is putting new care models at risk, think tank warns

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 27 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5806
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

A lack of investment is putting the NHS’s plans for new models of healthcare delivery in England at risk, a new report from The King’s Fund has warned.

The report said that £1.8bn (€2bn; $2.2bn) of the £2.1bn allocated to the NHS this year to transform services had been used to plug deficits among NHS acute providers, leaving just £300m to invest in new services.1

NHS England recently announced that £1.8bn would also be set aside to cover deficits in 2017-18 and 2018-19, and the report warned that the …

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