The King’s Fund have released a report, ‘Understanding NHS Financial Pressures’, which looked at four services including neonatal care, to explore the impact of financial pressures on patient care. The report found that access to and quality of care are both being affected in different ways across the NHS.
Responding to the King’s Fund report, Professor Neena Modi, President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, said:
“It’s heartening, and consistent with our own findings from the National Neonatal Audit, that the quality of neonatal services in the UK is considered high. But there is no room for complacency.