King’s Fund: pressure on councils now impacting on the NHS


Posted on October 22nd, by geoff in Caring Times. Comments Off on King’s Fund: pressure on councils now impacting on the NHS

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In its latest Quarterly Monitoring Report, health services review body The King’s Fund says that nearly 90% of NHS Trust finance directors think financial pressures on local authorities are adversely affecting health care services in their local area. The report says this pressure is evident from the number of delayed transfers of care attributable to social care; these increased by more than 21% over the 12 months to August 2015/16.

The King’s Fund report forecasts and NHS overspend of more than £2bn by the end of this financial year – more than twice the overspend for last year – and says the NHS is now entering seriously dangerous financial territory which will have ramifications for patients and for all levels of NHS management.





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