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STP savings plans are “not credible,” think tanks warn

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: (Published 13 September 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j4270
  1. Tom Moberly
  1. The BMJ

Plans to reduce NHS costs in London are “not credible,” and more radical cuts to services may need to be considered to deliver savings, leading healthcare think tanks have warned.

As part of work commissioned by the London mayor Sadiq Khan, the King’s Fund, and the Nuffield Trust analysed plans published by the five London based sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs). The think tanks concluded that, without appropriate action, the NHS in London would face a gap of £4.1bn (€4.5bn; $5.4bn) by 2020-21 between the funding it receives and the …

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