More cuts: the ‘capped expenditure process’

Secret plans were leaked in May 2017 that show NHS England is proposing a new way of cutting costs called the ‘capped expenditure process’. The plans, affecting NHS funding in 14 areas where financial targets unlikely to be met in 2017-18, mean that NHS leaders will be expected to ‘think the unthinkable’ and introduce measures, such as cutting back on staff, treatment or services, that could seriously impact on patient care. (see http://www.patients4nhs.org.uk/cuts/ for more details)

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