NHS performance figures show the need for redesigned services and more social care funding

Niall Dickson

Responding to today’s (9 February 2017) NHS performance figures, NHS Confederation chief executive Niall Dickson, said:

“These figures reveal a service under enormous pressure that is struggling to cope. It was not designed to care for so many older people with long-term health conditions and it is unsurprising that this is affecting patient care.

“The case for more funding for social care is immediate and unanswerable both to pressure on the NHS and to relieve suffering of those currently being denied the support they need. That said everyone in the health service recognises that this is not just about money – the health and care system needs to be redesigned to meet the challenges it now faces and it needs time and support to be able to do this.” 


Notes to editors:

  • The NHS Confederation represents 85 per cent of NHS providers and commissioners. The organisation has nearly 500 members across health and social care, including hospitals, community and mental health providers, ambulance trusts and independent sector organisations providing NHS care. It is the only membership body to bring together and speak on behalf of the whole NHS.
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