NHS doing a great job against the odds but cannot go on like this, says NHS Confederation

Niall Dickson

Responding to the results of the Care Quality Commission’s annual survey of people who stayed as an in-patient in hospital, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said:

“The NHS is doing a great job against the odds – our staff are facing record levels of demand, carrying out more operations and emergency treatment than ever with more than 100,000 vacancies.

“But we cannot go on like this – our members have made it abundantly clear that unless the government acts on wider health and care funding the ambitious plans for the NHS will be in jeopardy.”

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