Health and social care
Securing the future financial sustainability of the NHS
This report found that, although in 2011-12 there was a surplus of £2.1 billion across the NHS as a whole, there is also some financial distress, particularly in some hospital trusts. It concludes that it is hard to see how continuing to give financial support to organisations in difficulty will be a sustainable way of reconciling growing demand for healthcare with the size of efficiency gains required within the NHS and that without major change for some providers, the financial pressure on them will only get more severe.
- Executive summary (opens in new window)(PDF – 107KB)
- Full report (opens in new window)(PDF – 1132KB)