|Printable version||E-mail this to a friend|
The King's Fund response to BBC poll of general practitioners
Chris Ham, Chief Executive of The King’s Fund said:
‘This poll once again highlights the challenge facing the government in carrying the NHS with it as it implements the health reforms.
‘GPs will be in the vanguard of this – their commitment is essential for implementing clinical commissioning, the government’s big idea for ensuring that care meets the needs of patients. The public will judge the government’s stewardship of the NHS on the basis of whether patient care improves, so ministers should be concerned that many GPs fear that care will get worse rather than better in the years ahead.
‘Our research shows that the NHS continues to perform well, despite the financial challenge it is facing. However, a year into a financial squeeze that will last for several years, the poll underlines the significant pressures emerging in some parts of the NHS and the difficult decisions that lie ahead.'
Latest News from
IEA - The key to achieving well-functioning capital markets in Europe01/10/2015 14:35:00
European Commission's Capital Markets Union proposal needs to steer clear of standardisation and centralisation
IEA - Corbyn’s anti-market agenda will hit the poorest the hardest01/10/2015 13:35:00
Corbyn's strategy of nationalisation, greater government intervention and more red tape will increase the tax burden and do nothing to reduce living costs
IFS - No magic bullet in London schools' success. Just years of steady improvements in quality01/10/2015 12:35:00
Less than a quarter (22%) of children on free school meals in inner London obtained five or more A*–C grades at GCSE or their equivalent (including English and Maths) in 2002. In 2013, this had risen to almost half (48%).