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Staff shortages and rising demand threaten NHS long-term plan

18 January 2019

Public Accounts Committee Chair Meg Hillier MP comments on National Audit Office report examining financial sustainability in the NHS.

Chair's comment

The Committee Chair, Meg Hillier MP, comments:

“The long-term funding settlement and plan for the NHS are recognition that the NHS needs a long-term strategy rather than sticking plaster funding.

“But the budget is still under great stress. Staff shortages and rising demand for NHS services are risks that need to be addressed if this additional funding is really going to make sure the NHS is on a sustainable footing for the future.”

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