UK’s National Health Service in the Run Up to Brexit – What to Expect When You’re Expecting

Published: 14 Dec 2016

The National Health Service (NHS) has set an ambitious goal to reach GBP 22 billion in efficiency savings by 2020. These efficiency savings are contingent on successful transition of care away from hospitals and toward primary care and long term care providers. With the NHS currently spending overwhelming majority of around 78 percent of its budget on hospital based care and only 15 percent on primary care and 5 percent on continuing health care and social care, efficiency savings can only be realized by a gradual shift in spending away from hospitals and toward primary and social care provision. This transition will be hampered by continued manpower and funding shortages. Combined with rising health care costs, this will most certainly result in lower quality of care provision.

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