‘Deeply alarming report’ from National Audit Office shows future sustainability of NHS is at risk, says MP Margaret Hodge
Margaret Hodge, chair of the public accounts committee, in her office at the House of Commons. Photograph: Shamil Tanna for the Observer
Financial pressures are putting NHS trusts at risk, Whitehall’s spending watchdog has found. It revealed that ministers were forced to find more than half a billion pounds of emergency funds to prop up struggling health trusts last year.