Last week NHS England took the unprecedented step of warning that it may be forced to abandon waiting time targets and the implementation of new clinical guidelines next year because of a lack of funding from central government.1The stark missive was issued at an NHS England board meeting,2 in response to what most NHS leaders viewed as an inadequate settlement for the health service in the chancellor’s budget on 22 November.
Leaders of the NHS in England have warned that the service may be forced to abandon waiting time targets and ignore new clinical guidelines next year in light of the chancellor’s budget settlement last week, which was lower than they had asked for.
A pretty unequivocal message from NHS England: waiting time targets and adoption of new NICE guidelines will be de-prioiritsed next year given lack of funding. Extract is from this board paper: https://t.co/PER05LrCrOhttps://t.co/CA0M7nXHGl
NHS agrees to issue guidance to GPs and commissioners to limit prescribing of “low value” treatments in bid to save money. NHS will also consult further with patients on similar plans for over-the-counter drugs for minor conditions https://t.co/R5hJfq7gV7
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