Government and national bodies take charge of decision-making as NHS crisis grows

The financial crisis engulfing the NHS in England is leading to fundamental changes in how services are managed and where decisions are taken. These changes follow from planning guidance issued in December and letters on the use of additional funding issued in January.

The language being used by national bodies emphasises control and compliance as concerns grow about deteriorating performance.

Publication:  British Medical Journal
Reference:  BMJ 2016;352:i658