Breadcrumb Home Publications Politicians have ducked hard decisions on the NHS for far too long 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 Up to 20 hospitals, around 10 per cent of the total in England, may not be financially sustainable. The NHS must change. That message came over loud and clear from the Future Forum set up to advise the government on its controversial plans for reform.David Cameron and Nick Clegg endorsed this message in their response to the Forum's report, setting the stage for far-reaching changes.Read the full article from the Guardian Related contentNHS Future Forum: recommendations and responses Professor Steve Field and the NHS Future Forum launched its findings at a press conference at The King's Fund. 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 Blog How does the NHS compare internationally on its spending and key resources? The UK health care system is not alone in the challenges it faces. What can we learn from how other countries have equipped themselves to deal with a growing and ageing population and changing health care needs? Long read Spending on and availability of health care resources: how does the UK compare to other countries? The recent announcement by the Prime Minister to bring forward a new long-term funding settlement for the NHS means it is timely to look at how health spending in the UK compares to other countries and how the NHS measures up on some of the key resources this spending pays for. Article Cross-party approach to the NHS and social care When MPs from different parties come together to argue for more funding for the NHS and social care then it's time to sit up and take notice, says Chris Ham. Blog NHS medicines provision: a tricky balancing act With medicines spending growing at a time of NHS funding restraint, difficult choices lie ahead for policy-makers. Leo Ewbank assesses the current situation and looks at what the future may hold.