Spending cuts is not possible with NHS shake-up

MPs have stated that a way to cut down health spending without making much difference to the vital services is being hindered by the Government's controversial NHS shake-up.,

A report was made in which it was stated that in an attempt to save £20bn by 2014, short-term measures that are like salami slicing are being taken by hospitals and this is not going to yield benefits.

There was evidence that was found by the committee that ‘NHS bodies were making do and squeezing existing services simply to get through the first year of the programme rather than looking for long-term reforms to practices.’

Seeing this it was stated by the MPs that the targets will not be met this way despite every single attempt being made by the NHS.

The Health and Social Care Bill has been attracting criticism for long from the UK's main medical unions and this has also been called as a serious threat to the NHS.

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN), the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and the British Medical Association (BMA) are in the favour of scrapping the bill and on Thursday, a summit will be held in which the bill will be discussed further.

RCN chief executive Peter Carter said, “Indeed, in our opinion the bill has created such turmoil that it should be stopped.”