UK’s budget dilemma: healthy nation or healthy accounts
This article was originally published in Clinica
It’s now just three days to the announcement of the comprehensive spending review by the UK government. The NHS will be spared from the cuts, according to the official line that has been put out by health secretary Andrew Lansley, both in opposition and since election to power. Instead, the Department of Health (DH) has retained the pledge made by the previous government to save some £20bn over the four years of the review (2011-14).