Six ways in which NHS financial pressures can affect patient care

NHS finances are almost at breaking point. Since 2010, the unprecedented slowdown in funding growth and rising demand have made it increasingly difficult for the health service to live within its means. But what does this mean for people who access health services, and how can they examine the effect of financial pressures on their local health system? As part of an in-depth project that we are conducting over the next 6 months, this page examines the six ways in which patients can experience issues in access to care.

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