Financial pressures are being estimated to be faced by NHS with the arrival of next year and, therefore, health experts have become concerned that care quality may deteriorate, leading patients to suffer, as per a new report.
The King’s Fund had monitored the performance within the NHS for the latest quarter. It has been found that while the performance continues to be well, only some directors are sure that they would be able to deliver average cost improvement targets for this year.
However, some others are of the opinion that the performance would worsen down the road along with decline in the quality of care being provided at present.
27 directors are not at all sure that they would be able to save enough in 2013. And 33 of total 45 finance directors, who were surveyed by the group, had affirmed that targets just under 5% would be delivered.
Other concerns include a major reduction in the full time NHS posts, which is being noted since March 2010. It has been found that NHS is short of 4,800 nurses, health visitors and midwives with a drop in managers by 8,000.
“The difficulty for local providers will be finding ways to absorb these costs without compromising the quality of care for patients”, said Chief Economist John Appleby.
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