NHS faces worst financial crisis in a generation

The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is facing an almost £1 billion deficit, the worst financial position in a generation.

NHS trusts in England racked up a £930mn deficit in the first three months of the fiscal year (starting on April 6).

That’s according to the newly published figures by health regulators Monitor and the Trust Development Authority.

The figures for April to June cover hospital, mental health, ambulance and some community services.

‘Massive pressure’

Meanwhile, it has been speculated that the deficit among the 239 NHS trusts could top £2bn this year.

Now, experts are warning that the NHS is “under massive pressure” and cannot afford to go on as it is any longer.

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