Comments on the Chancellor’s Healthcare announcements today:
“The £6bn upfront cash injection is clearly good news. It is badly needed as front line services continue to face severe challenges. This funding must be used to spark innovation and new ways of working rather than simply offsetting the deficit.
“The £22bn efficiency saving challenge remains a major headache – this cannot be achieved without rethinking how and where healthcare is delivered, with a focus on technology and prevention.
“The additional £1.5bn for better care fund is important and will need to be split between NHS and Local Government to stimulate new care models going forward.”
For press enquiries, please contact:
Ann Burton, KPMG Corporate Communications
Tel: +44 (0)207 694 8773
Mobile: +44(0)746 733 9719
KPMG Press Office:
Tel: +44 (0) 207 694 8773
KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, operates from 22 offices across the UK with approximately 12,000 partners and staff. The UK firm recorded a turnover of £1.9 billion in the year ended September 2014. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. It operates in 155 countries and has 162,000 professionals working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.