The NATIONAL Health Service
NHS providers describe the task of managing their 2017/18 budgets as a "Mission Impossible"
Areas isolated from larger towns and cities with major hospitals are particularly poorly served. Funding formulas pay no regard to the extra costs of delivering health and care services in scattered communities in large geographical areas like Cumbria. The British Medical Association agrees
The NHS undergoes constant government imposed change, not always for the better. An overview is given by Dr Sarah Wollaston MP , Chair of the Parliamentary Health Select Committee. Dr Wollaston is an ex-GP and her political interests include health and rural communities