United Kingdom


  • Industry: Government & Public Sector
  • Type: Press release
  • Date: 26/06/2013

Spending Review 2013: Healthcare integration on its own isn’t a panacea, says KPMG 


Commenting on the Chancellor’s plans for a joint commissioning plan for the NHS and local councils, Andrew Hine, UK head of healthcare at KPMG, comments:


"Closer integration of health and social care is essential if the needs of our growing and ageing population are to be met. Integration on its own however isn't a panacea.


“Investment will be needed over time to ensure health and social services have the capacity and capability to meet the huge increase in demand they face over the coming decade.


“Today we face an NHS struggling under the dual strain of increasing patient demands and decreasing staff numbers.  We’ve seen, far too often, that as population needs evolve, different care pathways have collided in an uncoordinated fashion, with the end result being diminished staff morale and un-coordinated, poorer quality care.  To really relieve pressure on a dedicated workforce the funds that are available need to be aimed at redesigning the health and social care pathways so that patient doctors, nurses and social care teams are in a position to meet the needs of every patient, every time.”





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About KPMG:


KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, is a subsidiary of KPMG Europe LLP and operates from 22 offices across the UK with over 12,000 partners and staff.  The UK firm recorded a turnover of £1.8 billion in the year ended September 2012. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. We operate in 156 countries and have 152,000 professionals working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity.  KPMG International provides no client services.

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