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Warning over future sustainability of the NHS

Fri, 08 Mar 2013


The government plans to examine how the NHS is operated as the state-funded health service faces tough challenges.

Despite getting a budget increase of £3.2m this year, the Health Minister is warning of the mounting pressures on his Department.

These include growing demand for health care, increasing inflation and developments such as new drugs and treatments.

David Anderson says that 'grasping the nettle' of the funding pressures and looking at the sustainability of the health service is something we can’t shy away from.

He say the level of charges, funding models, and the scope of some services may all need to be reviewed:(Play media file below)

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  • Minister David Anderson

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