16 / 03 / 2021
We have written to the Chancellor on behalf of healthcare leaders to urge him to provide immediate certainty to NHS organisations on their budget for 2021/22.
'It is simply not possible for acute, community, mental health, ambulance, primary care and other key frontline services to address the recovery of NHS services, whilst still dealing with the pandemic, unless there is an agreed NHS budget for next year. NHS leaders are struggling to comprehend why they are in this position. They desperately require certainty, and we urge you to conclude negotiations on the NHS' budget for 2021/22 this week. This certainty will enable frontline organisations to get on with planning services for their local communities.'
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