In 2005/6, NHS trusts overspent by more than £1.2 billion and the NHS as a whole overspent by more than £500 million.
This discussion paper looks at the causes of the NHS deficit in 2005/6.
It then considers three recent policy developments – the 2006/7 system rules, the new payment by results tariffs and the commissioning framework – and asks what the impact of these policy developments could be and how they might be improved.
No. of pages: 78
ISBN: 978 1 85717 552 3