BBC News, 8 July 2016

BBC Health Editor Hugh Pym wrote an article about how NHS finances would be affected by the EU referendum brexit result. In it, he refers to Reform‘s recent health conference where Secretary of State for Health, Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, was the lead speaker:

“At a conference organised by the Reform think tank, the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt talked of the need to ‘restore financial discipline’.

He said that trusts should not assume there was a choice between maintaining patient care standards and controlling their finances and that the two were not incompatible. Mr Hunt argued that the hospital trusts with the best ratings by the Care Quality Commission tended to be those with the lowest deficits.  But announcing commitments to prudent spending is one thing, delivering them is another. Once winter and the second half of the financial year arrives, the pressures will mount.”

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Read the full article here.