Health Minister responds to Nuffield Trust report

Responding to the Nuffield Trust report, Health Minister Mark Drakeford said the NHS is facing a number of challenges:

The report also recognises further potential for additional long-term savings, which the NHS can make if it continues to reform and reshape services.

The Finance Minister and I will now work together over the summer to determine what more we can do to support new models of service delivery that strengthen the care and support provided in local communities, and respond to the challenges identified in this report”

– Mark Drakeford AM, Health Minister

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Welsh NHS could face £2.5bn black hole

Pressures on the NHS in Wales mean it could face a funding gap of £2.5bn by 2025/26, according to a report by the health think tank The Nuffield Trust.