Autumn statement submission

We recognise and welcome that health spending has been protected relative to other public services in a time of austerity. The extra £8bn outlined in the last comprehensive spending review has offered protection to the NHS in England and avoided the real terms cuts that have affected many other areas of government spending.

However, in order to meet the clear financial challenges that the NHS faces, we outline six areas that need to be addressed by the government. 

These are:
  1. Tackle the delayed transfer of care through greater support for adult social care
  2. Support primary care and collaborative budget decisions
  3. Refocus on the need for capital investment
  4. Support provider productivity gains
  5. Re-plan finances for this parliament
  6. Develop a genuine longer term plan for the NHS

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