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Cure Over Prevention: The Boost to NHS Funding is at the Expense of Preventative Healthcare

Ismail, Nasrul

Authors

Nasrul Ismail Nasrul.Ismail@uwe.ac.uk



Abstract

In the 2015 Spending Review, the government committed to increasing NHS spending by £10bn per year by 2020. The article argues that combined with cuts to funding for public health, the boost means spending is focusing on urgent care and undermines the long-term prevention agenda. The article also explains that a more effective preventative health policy would decrease financial dependencies in the long run, and so the government ought to have invested in it as well.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 15, 2015
Journal British Politics and Policy
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Institution Citation Ismail, N. (2015). Cure Over Prevention: The Boost to NHS Funding is at the Expense of Preventative Healthcare
Keywords prevention, preventive, NHS, healthcare, public health, spending review, urgent care
Publisher URL http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/increasing-nhs-funding-is-at-the-cost-of-public-health/