Health Finances : Update

22 Nov 2012 - 9:00am

This update report shows that NHS bodies have struggled to manage within their current resource limits in the first half of the year. 

It is likely that there will be a significant deficit by the end of the year. NHS bodies are making progress with their savings plans, but this is clearly not sufficient. Overspends in key areas like pay and medicines suggest NHS bodies are struggling to contain cost pressures. 

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