Clearly, the NHS is already being forced to ration services like other public sector departments. As pressures for a Hard Brexit mount the NHS will face a crippling squeeze for funding, despite the false promises of Brexit leaders that EU funding would be ring-fenced for the NHS.
We are now in the begging bowl season, ahead of the Chancellor’s Autumn statement to parliament.
As an expert in radical change, I believe that that there are enormous opportunities for consolidation and cost reduction in the UK public sector.
Let me ask an open question:
How should Chancellor, Phillip Hammond respond to the crisis at the NHS?