NHS 'will not survive without new funding model', say doctors' leaders
The NHS needs a better funding model if it is to survive doctors' leaders and unions have said following drastic measures announced by health officials to combat severe winter pressures.
The British Medical Association said NHS funding is "well below" what other comparable European countries spend on healthcare. The union Unite, which has 100,000 members in the health service, said the Government had "failed" to provide sufficient funding for one of the nation's proudest achievements.
Their comments come after NHS England urged hospitals to defer pre-planned operations and routine outpatient appointments until the end of the month so doctors can focus on patients with the most urgent needs.Read Full Article