CIPFA on Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View

31-03-2017

Rob Whiteman, CIPFA Chief Executive said:

“Improving all NHS services while making historically unprecedented levels of savings – which was the aim of the NHS Five Year Forward View published in 2014 – is unachievable.

“The recommendations set out in Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View – service prioritisation, improved governance, leadership and clarity of efficiency programmes – should help ease pressures, but will unlikely be enough to deliver the savings required by 2020/21.

“More realistic medium and long term financial planning, together with greater investment in prevention, is needed to stabilise the financial position of the NHS.”


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See NHS England Next Steps on the Five Year Forward View here

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