It's time that the NHS should pull up its socks and work towards its promise of saving £20bn by 2015, while providing quality services to patients.
Authorities concerned have informed the NHS that all the trusts have to show joint effort, as then only they will be able to hit their decided target. Costs have been rising and in that scenario it had become mandatory to save such a big amount, so that future services can run smoothly.
The National Audit Office said that the NHS made a good start by collecting £5.9bn in its initial phase, but then it seems that officials have become relaxed. This is the reason that authorities concerned have asked the NHS to bug up, as harder phase is yet to be seen by them.
Some of the measures, which were adopted to collect the initial phase amount, were nationally imposed policies. The NAO said though cuts are made and savings are done, the step is having a negative effect on patients. Patients have confessed that cuts have reduced quality of care.
NAO head Amyas Morse said, "To build on these savings and keep pace with the growing demand for healthcare, it will need to change the way health services are provided".
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