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UK NHS on course for "sensible" £1.8bn surplus

This article was originally published in Clinica

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The NHS is set for a £1.8bn ($3.57bn) surplus in 2007-08, according to third-quarter figures, just released. The government is trumpeting the "sensible financial management" and successes of the NHS in meeting key care targets as a cause for celebration, but the tenor is at odds with evidence of shortcomings in key services and the calls for targeted spending in underinvested areas.

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