The financial impact of current winter pressures on providers

NHS Providers have written to NHS Improvement chief executive Ian Dalton with our concerns that trusts are losing significant amounts of elective care income due to winter pressures. 

The organisation, which represents 98% of hospital, mental health, community and ambulance service trusts in England, with concerns that the NHS frontline is currently experiencing unprecedented pressues which means many trusts are likely to incur higher, emergency care related, spending than expected and, following the recent (elective care) recommendation, are likely to lose significant amounts of elective income.