Breadcrumb Home Multimedia Our response to the Comprehensive Spending Review This content relates to the following topics: NHS finances Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page We grabbed John Appleby, Chief Economist here at the Fund, to get his initial response to the plans set out for the NHS in the Spending Review.Related contentCompleted projectQuality in a Cold ClimateThe NHS is facing the biggest financial challenge in its history. Our Quality in a Cold Climate project aimed to support the NHS in delivering productivity improvements required to meet this challenge. Comments Add your comment Your name Email (your email will not be made public) Your job/role Organisation Comment Post comment You may also be interested in Paid event Future of commissioning Paid event Maximising the value of the NHS estate and back-office systems:making the best use of available resources Article NHS funding and privatisation: the facts Professor Stephen Hawking’s views on the NHS have prompted a lively debate. Here we set out the facts about NHS funding and privatisation and look at the pros and cons of different ways of paying for health care. Article Does the NHS need more money? In recent years, spending on the NHS has been protected while other budgets have been subject to significant cuts. Despite this, health services are facing unprecedented financial and operational pressures. Does the NHS need more money?