Targeting better health

Given the UK’s economic and fiscal position, it is not plausible to demand a one-off surge in expenditure. However, we can realistically expect to set healthcare funding on a more sustainable trajectory for the long-term. This report describes how this could be done by introducing a healthcare funding target.

The report identifies potential benefits that could be achieved were the Government to introduce a long-term funding target. These include: ensuring that future spending levels better reflect the underlying cost changes in healthcare; instilling public confidence; providing greater license to commissioners to make strategic decisions; and, delivering greater certainty for investors in the UK’s health economy and life sciences.

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