Breadcrumb Home Multimedia Andy Burnham: the NHS at the heart of the election This content relates to the following topics: NHS finances Performance Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page Andy Burnham MP, the Secretary of State for Health, joined us for the last of our three general election breakfast debates, and discussed his party's vision for the NHS. You may also be interested in Article State of health and care in England Services are at full stretch and struggling to maintain standards, says Chris Ham. Long read The capped expenditure process explained In response to significant financial pressures in the NHS, a capped expenditure process has been introduced to provide tighter controls on spending. We explain how the process works and what it involves. Blog Will the capped expenditure process help keep a lid on NHS finances? Siva Anandaciva asks whether the capped expenditure process is an attempt at a short-term fix for a long-term problem. Blog NHS standards and performance: is prioritisation the answer we’ve been looking for? James Thompson asks whether a combination of increased funding, incentives and pressure from the centre will be enough to get A&E waiting time targets back on track.