HEE budget slashed – turning NHS crisis into a catastrophe

Sunil Bhanot is a GP partner in Hampshire, trainer, appraiser and member of RCGP Council. Our NHS is about to lurch from crisis to catastrophe. Our capacity to change and cope with increasing demand is going to be undermined. Health Education England’s budget is being slashed by 30% from next month. I fear that this will have a significant impact on GP training and the transformation of the whole NHS workforce in moving towards a sustainable health care service. It is only recently that this massive reduction in funding has been confirmed, planning has begun and it is becoming...

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