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Sam Yardley

The NHS: all change?

Sam Yardley, a partner in the asset finance group at Watson, Farley & Williams and FLA NHS Forum member, and Louise Hamilton, head of NHS sales and marketing at Singers Healthcare Finance and chairwoman of the FLA NHS Forum, consider how the proposed regime change embodied in the current Health and Community Care Bill will affect financing. Since the establishment of the UKs National Health Service (NHS) in the 1940s, the stated aim of successive governments has been to ensure health care is free to patients. Despite some grumblings about the back door privatisation of the NHS, this still seems to be the case, although the bodies through which the NHS delivers health care, the method of distributing funds, and the way the relevant health care bodies are monitored, continue to change.