This webinar will set out the work the NAO undertook, the conclusions it reached and what these mean for the NHS.
NHS capital budgets will need to increase by £6.4bn a year to clear the service’s backlog maintenance and improve productivity.
NHS representative bodies decried the chancellor’s autumn statement as a ‘missed opportunity’ with tax cuts paid for by a squeeze on public services.
Ahead of the autumn statement the NHS Confederation and the Institute for Fiscal Studies called for investment in NHS capital.
The government’s new hospital programme faced further criticism this week when MPs said they had no confidence it would deliver the promised hospitals
The Public Accounts Committee has published a highly critical report about the lack of progress in the government new hospital programme.
An NHS capital strategy will now not be published until summer next year. The strategy was originally intended to be published in autumn 2020.
The government has said it will meet its target to open 160 community diagnostic centres a year early, by March 2024.
The government has allocated £21m to 64 NHS trusts across England to roll out artificial intelligence (AI) tools to speed up the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer.
Report calls for a mental health investment standard specifically for capital.