Minding that gap: the NHS funding challenge

The best estimate to date of the funding gap that the NHS must fill in 2021/22 is from the Nuffield Trust. Main message: £44bn at the very least. The best estimate to date of where efficiencies mig...

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Dr Jennifer Dixon

A fork in the road: the Enhanced Tariff Option

It’s been an important couple of weeks for the finance departments of all providers of NHS services. Following objections from 13% of commissioners, and 75% of relevant NHS providers by share of su...

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Adam Roberts

When is £8 billion not £8 billion?

As a health economist, I am often asked the same question: what does the government actually mean by its commitment to increase ‘NHS spending in England in real terms by a minimum of £8 billion ove...

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Adam Roberts

Accounting for care

The NHS is a service that all of us use, most of us pay into, and that provides everything from a GP check-up for a sore knee to the most advanced stem cell therapy – all of which has to be paid fo...

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Ben Gershlick

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