The Times, 9 March 2017

Andrew Haldenby wrote an letter published by The Times in response to an article by Danny Finkelstein on a hypothecated NHS tax.

He wrote: “More importantly, the creation of a dedicated tax would distract Ministers from the essential task of reorganising the Service so that it works more productively.  At long last the NHS is genuinely trying to shift its centre of gravity from relatively expensive hospitals to primary care and indeed to care in the home, enabled by new technology.  The creation of a new funding system would send the contrary message that the Government sees funding, not productivity, as the solution to the Service’s problems.”

 Read the full article here.