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THE NHS deficit is £127 million worse than expected this year – and that’s without including the cost of extra cash to cope with the winter.

The NHS deficit is £127m worse than expected this year – and that’s without including the cost of extra cash to cope with the winter. The warning comes from number crunchers at NHS Improvement (NHSI) as trusts and foundation trusts predict a deficit of £623m this year.

NHS leaders are facing ‘impossible conditions’ due to cuts which saw at least 70 frontline services facing closure over the last four months

NHS leaders are facing ‘impossible conditions’ due to cuts which saw at least 70 frontline services facing closure over the last four months
The head of the NHS in England has called for the claims of extra cash for the NHS made by Brexiteers during the Referendum campaign to be honoured.

The head of the NHS in England has called for the claims of extra cash for the NHS made by Brexiteers during the Referendum campaign to be honoured.

Simon Stevens used his address to the NHS Providers conference in Birmingham to remind politicians of their promise that leaving the EU would free up cash for healthcare.

The chancellor should ‘seize the opportunity’ in the Budget to help the NHS escape from an ‘impossible trap’ of soaring demand and austerity, according to NHS leaders.

The chancellor should ‘seize the opportunity’ in the Budget to help the NHS escape from an ‘impossible trap’ of soaring demand and austerity, according to NHS leaders.

NHS Providers is the latest healthcare body to give chancellor Philip Hammond a funding wish list to help the NHS cope with soaring demand ‘in the midst of an unprecedented financial squeeze’.

The Health Foundation, Nuffield Trust and The King’s Fund said current spending falls ‘well short’ of the cash the NHS needs as austerity bites.

The Chancellor must find at least £4bn more for the NHS in the Budget to stop patient care deteriorating next year,  healthcare charities warn.

The Health Foundation, Nuffield Trust and The King’s Fund said current spending falls ‘well short’ of the cash the NHS needs as austerity bites.

They called on Philip Hammond to dig deep and find extra cash so patients do not suffer.

They estimate there will be a funding gap of at least £20bn by 2022/23 based on the government’s current spending plan.

A ‘no deal' Brexit would do ‘serious damage’ to an already overstretched NHS, according to the Nuffield Trust.