Levels of care falling in over half of NHS Trusts, say Finance Directors
Friday, February 19th, 2016 | Care Workers
Over 50% of NHS Trust finance directors have admitted they feel the standard of care has fallen in their area.
This is the first time since 2011 more than half of finance directors have felt this way about their Trust and, worryingly, 48% of CCG finance leads agree.
The news, which was uncovered by a Kings Trust think tank survey, comes as it is announced there is expected to be a £2.3bn deficit across the health service by April.
Such a massive deficit isn’t going to give the NHS Trust financial directors much hope that things are going to improve, as their budgets are set to reduce further.
Within the survey, it was revealed there are concerns regarding the new cap on agency staff expenditure, with over half of NHS Trusts admitting they may not be able to stay within the limits – resulting in even more unsafe staffing levels on wards across the country.
At a time when the NHS is under such heavy scrutiny and financial restraints, the news isn’t what the service, its users and its staff need to hear.
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