How much does the NHS spend on medicines?
NHS spending medicines: Following the recent general election, the pressing topic of NHS spending is ever pressing. But putting a figure on its medicines spending is far from straightforward. NHS spending medicines – Nobody is able to answer the simple question of ‘how much the NHS across the UK spends on medicines?’. This reflects a […]
Without action on antibiotics, medicine will return to the dark ages
Continued overprescribing and abuse could lead to more people dying of resistant infections than cancer. Only global cooperation can solve the problem. Four years ago Professor Sally Davies, England’s chief medical officer, published ‘The Drugs Don’t Work’, this gave the world a sombre warning of the growing threat posed by bacteria evolving resistance to life-saving […]
NHS trusts overspend by £770m despite bailout funding
NHS Trusts are failing to limit overspending to £580m but make inroads into previous year’s £2.45bn figure. NHS trusts overspent by £770m last year in the latest sign that hospitals are finding it impossible to meet fast-rising demand for care while their finances are facing an unprecedented squeeze. That total is £190m more than the […]