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Future of NHS in trouble

Future of NHS in trouble

21 January 2015

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The future of the NHS may be in jeopardy as its model of care can’t meet the demand for treatment.

Sir Bruce Keogh, the NHS England National Medical Director believes that the increasingly ageing population is placing strains on NHS resources.

Speaking to The Guardian he said: “If the NHS continues to function as it does now it is going to really struggle to cope because the model of delivery and service that we have at the moment is not fit for the future.”

The future of the NHS may be in jeopardy as its model of care can’t meet the demand for treatment.

Sir Bruce Keogh, the NHS England National Medical Director believes that the increasingly ageing population is placing strains on NHS resources.

Speaking to The Guardian he said: “If the NHS continues to function as it does now it is going to really struggle to cope because the model of delivery and service that we have at the moment is not fit for the future.”

The Royal College of Physicians agrees. Their president Professor Jane Dacre said : “The RCP agrees with Sir Bruce that the NHS will not be able to cope in future due to an ageing population with greater health needs.”

“It is vital that we are involved in reorganising and reconfiguring services around the needs of the patient.”

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