Is the NHS financially sustainable?

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NHS Framework Documant 2008

The NHS is going through a decade of austerity, but demand for health care continues to rise. Clearly, the NHS needs more money in the short term, but what about the future?

This is the subject of a House of Lords inquiry into the sustainability of the health service up to 2030. New spending projections from the Office for Budget Responsibility estimate a rise in public spending to 8.8 per cent of GDP in 15 years. In analysis of the estimates, John Appleby argues that it will be possible to fully fund the NHS in the future. The bigger question is who will pay for it.


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