Kristian Niemietz writes for The Huffington Post
The NHS is under severe financial pressure. Demand for healthcare services is growing, and this trend is expected to continue, which means that maintaining a given standard of healthcare – never mind improvements – will get more and more expensive. The Nuffield Trust forecasts an annual funding gap of at least £12billion (in today’s prices) by 2021, even under the assumption that public healthcare spending continues to increase in line with economic growth.
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