Recent funding will keep providers going ‘on a tightrope’ – SAM president

Following the publication of the Care Quality Commission’s State of Care report for 2017/18, Dr Nick Scriven, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said:

“Recent announcements of cash injections in the NHS and social care are useful for headlines but, in reality, most of this money is going towards keeping afloat ravaged services as opposed to substantive operational plans.

“Without proper long-term investment in social care, frontline healthcare services will be faced with increasing demand that can barely be met and short-term funding will simply enable struggling providers to keep going on a tightrope.”