NHS Financial Sustainability

Our response to the Public Accounts Committee inquiry

2 April 2019

We outlined our support with the National Audit Office’s view that despite the announcement of an additional £20.5bn of NHS funding over the next five years, funding issues still constitute a threat to the long-term sustainability of the health service. We highlight that the main focus for NHS finances needs to be on system-wide, long-term funding issues rather finances at trust level. The implications of not addressing the NHS funding situation will be felt across many different sectors including the NHS workforce, public health, capital spending and social care.

You might also like...

Newsletter feature

Stemming the tide: retaining the social care workforce

If we knew more about what helped recruit and retain social care staff we could put targeted solutions in place to reduce per...


From opportunity to reality: Delivering new workforce models in practice

Improvement Fellow Sarah Reed looks at two projects we’ve funded that are using multi-professional teams to bridge the workfo...


Six ways to close the workforce gap

Staffing is the make-or-break issue for the NHS in England, with workforce shortages now having a direct impact on the health...

Kjell-bubble-diagramArtboard 101

Work with us

We look for talented and passionate individuals as everyone at the Health Foundation has an important role to play.

View current vacancies
Artboard 101 copy 2

The Q Community

Q is an initiative connecting people with improvement expertise across the UK.

Find out more