Support to replace cancer equipment is welcome, but we need a long term NHS capital solution

27 September 2019


Responding to the government’s announcement on cancer equipment, the director of policy and strategy at NHS Providers, Miriam Deakin, said:


“It’s good to see the government wants to address the severe shortfall in NHS capital spending and we look forward to seeing the detail of any additional funding.

Our campaign #RebuildOurNHS has highlighted the disruption, delay and potential risk for patients when trusts are not able to properly maintain or replace scanners, so any additional support in this area is welcome.

Miriam Deakin    Director of Policy and Strategy

“Our campaign #RebuildOurNHS has highlighted the disruption, delay and potential risk for patients when trusts are not able to properly maintain or replace scanners, so any additional support in this area is welcome.

“However the impact of a decade of capital neglect will not be resolved by a succession of piecemeal announcements.

“We need a multiyear capital funding settlement, a commitment to bring NHS capital funding into line with comparable economies and an effective way of ensuring capital funding gets to where it’s needed most.”

 

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