NHS £20bn savings progress questioned

by admin | 29th March 2012

NHS £20bn savings progress questioned

Doubts are being raised over government claims the NHS in England is making good progress on its savings target.

The health service has been told to find £20bn in savings by 2015 – 4% to 5% of its budget a year.

But it has been told that this saving must not come from cuts, but instead be made through productivity savings.

Financial results released this week suggested £5.8bn would be saved this year, but experts have questioned the extent of the savings.

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By Nick Triggle Health correspondent, BBC News

29th March 2012

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