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- For further information or interviews, please contact the King's Fund media and public relations office on 020 7307 2585, 020 7307 2632 or 020 7307 2581. An ISDN line is available for interviews on 020 7637 0185.
- The briefing, Deficits in the NHS, is based on further detailed analysis of the official deficit figures and of the underlying reasons for the financial problems facing the NHS in England drawn from official trust board papers and Audit Commission reports. It can be downloaded from Wednesday 26 April.
- This is the second King's Fund briefing on NHS deficits. The first briefing provides detail on where the extra investment in the NHS has gone and reveals how much money is absorbed by higher pay and other cost pressures, as well as how much is left over for other developments such as reducing waiting times and other government priorities.
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