Health Funding Crisis - BMA
The link is to the BMA Consultants' Committee's press release about health funding.
The issues here are that 15% of funding is going outwith the NHS, the costs have been increased by the Constultants Contract, PbR (Payment by Results) is causing constraints on PCT budgets, the PCTs are being merged.
I had a case reported to me where someones blindness could not be treated because of a reported funding constraint. Clearly when I check this out it may not be the case. However, it does appear that the government have messed up NHS finances rather badly.