NHS providers are facing intense financial pressure, with how their services are paid for and how much they cost under ever greater scrutiny. The funding gap facing the NHS is having a material impact on frontline providers and the services they are able to offer to patients.

The NHS needs a fair and transparent financial system that actively supports the delivery of key policy priorities and enables investment in high quality services and facilities.

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26 Apr 2021

Trust leaders are deeply worried about the size of waiting lists

Saffron Cordery responds to the Labour Party's calls for an NHS rescue plan.

18 Apr 2021

Recovering the NHS backlog in some places could take up to five years: bold transformative approach needed

Chris Hopson highlights concerns about the scale of the NHS backlog and the response required.

13 Apr 2021

Trusts operating in a rural environment

Our new briefing shines a light on the value of trusts in rural areas offer to patients, staff, and their local communities.

09 Apr 2021

New data on the capital maintenance backlog: a special blog for governors

Recent NHS Digital data shows there has been a substantial deterioration in the NHS estate. Patrick Garratt explains the current picture in more detail.

Patrick GarrattPatrick Garratt
25 Mar 2021

Planning guidance provides much needed clarity for the year ahead

Saffron Cordery responds to the publication of the planning guidance.

18 Mar 2021

Delays over NHS budget could have been avoided

Chris Hopson responds to news that the NHS' budget for the first half of 2021/22 has been finalised.

17 Mar 2021

Public health funding allocations a 'sticking plaster' solution to years of cuts

Andrew Ridley, chair of the Community Network responds to the government's publication of the public health allocations to local authorities in England for the next financial year.

11 Mar 2021

Chancellor must answer three key questions on NHS pay and funding

Chris Hopson comments on the need for the chancellor to answer three key questions on NHS pay and funding at his upcoming evidence session on the Budget 2021 with the Treasury select committee.

04 Mar 2021

Welcome investment for vaccinations but a fix for social care is still needed

Chris Hopson discusses the chancellor Rishi Sunak's announcement of the Budget 2021 and what this means for the health and care service.

Chris HopsonChris Hopson
03 Mar 2021

The Budget: welcome support for vaccinations but social care overlooked yet again

Saffron Cordery responds to the Budget 2021 announcement by chancellor Rishi Sunak.

14 Feb 2021

A pragmatic approach required for NHS funding

Chris Hopson calls for a pragmatic approach to NHS funding so it can carry on delivering the care the country needs.

Chris HopsonChris Hopson
10 Feb 2021

The NHS' annual financial temperature check

Amelia Chong discusses the NHS' annual financial position following the publication of the 2019/20 NHS accounts from NHS England and NHS Improvement.

Amelia ChongAmelia Chong
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