Health economist Professor Alan Maynard explores how workforce issues, funding and social care gaps amount to an NHS conflagration
On Nero and fiddling whilst the NHS burns
The Department of Health and NHS England continue to produce a plethora of what the charitable might call innovations. As the Comprehensive Spending Review progresses, ’bold’ notions, such as allocating more NHS funding to social care, echo through the corridors of Richmond House.
As ever, life in the real NHS emulates the old Chinese curse: “may you live in interesting times”!