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NHS at breaking point

The NHS is one of the best health services in the world, but right now it is at breaking point.

Find out why

What are the five breaking points?

The government must:

  1. Brexit - act now to provide certainty to NHS staff from EU countries

  2. Public health - tackle ongoing crisis

  3. NHS funding - match or exceed leading European economies

  4. General practice - deliver on commitment to stabilise

  5. NHS pressures - address the pressures with immediate investment


    See our 5 asks of government from the BMA manifesto

NHS at breaking point in £££

  • 30

    Billion pounds funding mismatch between resources and patient needs in England by 2020/21

  • 2.45

    Billion pounds deficits facing NHS trusts

  • 9.5

    Billion pounds needed in capital spend to deliver Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs)

Media coverage

Mobile and devices

The key issues which we highlight in the BMA manifesto have been widely covered across national and our own media channels.

Read the media highlights

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A vote for health

Read our digital feature on the crucial issues facing the NHS.

Read our digital feature