13th July 2023

Health institutes urge leaders to invest
The Kings Fund, the Health Foundation and the Nuffield Trust writes to political leaders to urge them to “…make a decisive break” from years of NHS underinvestment. “The NHS has endured a decade of under-investment…capital spending has been well below comparable countries. As a result, the health service has insufficient resources to do its job.”

Austerity has lead to decline in quality of care
The coalition government’s austerity programme in the early 2010s led to the heath service no longer being able to meet key waiting time targets, the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation have said.

Patient death: Physician associates under fire
A patient died after receiving care from a physician assistant. The largest share of the blame “…lies with NHS England and its determination to solve our workforce crisis on the cheap“.