What we know about the UK’s new NHS paediatrics programme
What we do know about NHS paediatric care is that it is still woefully inadequate.
The NHS is facing a challenge of its own making.
Here we analyse the main challenges and issues facing the NHS in the next five years, and offer suggestions for what might be done to improve.
Where are we now?
The number of UK paediatric beds has fallen by nearly two-thirds over the past decade, with the number of new cases and deaths from COVID-19 estimated to be around 1.6 million, according to figures from the Department for Health.
It is expected that the number will fall further this year, with only 535 new cases recorded.
But while this could mean a decrease in the number needing to be treated by the NHS, the government is still spending far too much money on it.
This week the House of Commons Health Select Committee published its report into NHS funding, which estimated that there is a £1.5 billion shortfall for the year to 2020.
It also reported that the total cost of the programme is expected to reach £2.5bn, of which £1 billion is currently being spent.
In the short term, this could be a problem for the NHS.
The government will need to make up the shortfall if it is to meet its targets for reducing the number in the early years of the next decade.
However, the reality is that the NHS needs more beds and the NHS will be unable to provide enough in the short-term to make this happen.
This means the number needed will only increase as the population ages and becomes more mobile.
The UK is currently spending more on hospital and GP care than any other country in the world, which has led to a rising number of people being diagnosed and treated with COVID.
But the government must address this shortcoming in order to ensure that the future of the NHS is secure.
Where is the money coming from?
The Department for the Health and Social Care (HSC) has been providing funding for the programme since 2007.
The budget for this year is estimated at £2,567m. Of this, £1,039m is being spent on the primary care unit, with £1 million of this spent on general surgery and £1m on paediatrics.
The rest of the budget is being used to support the programme.
As part of the new funding, the HSC will also be funding two additional beds for the unit, to be open in 2019 and 2020.
However this will not be enough to cover the costs of operating the units, which are expected to cost up to £3.5 million each year.
How can the NHS improve?
The Government has a number of initiatives in place to improve the NHS and it is expected they will improve as the number rises.
The most ambitious of these is the creation of a new National Health Service (NHS) Commission.
This would be set up to develop and deliver a strategic plan for the future and to make decisions about the future funding of the scheme.
The Commission would be tasked with deciding which NHS areas should be allocated more funding, and which areas should get less.
This will be done through a national strategy, which would be produced by the Department of Health and the Joint Committee on Health.
The Government will also consider the creation and funding of a Strategic Health Board.
This is a board made up of experts who would advise the Government on the future health needs of the country.
These experts would also have the authority to make strategic decisions about health spending.
These could include setting the level of funding for health care services, setting priorities for health and wellbeing, and setting policy around the health system.
This board will also have direct powers to decide when and how NHS hospitals and GP surgeries should close, as well as the amount of funding the NHS should be able to spend on the hospitals and care.
What is the UK trying to achieve?
The NHS has a long way to go in terms of its delivery and the quality of care it provides.
This can be seen from the fact that, since the beginning of the epidemic, the number and the proportion of people dying from COID-19 have been increasing.
The number has more than doubled in the past year.
This has coincided with a significant increase in the numbers of deaths from other illnesses, such as respiratory infections, COPD and pneumonia.
This increase has led many to suggest that we are on the verge of a crisis, but we have done nothing to prepare for this crisis.
In fact, the UK has taken measures to prevent COID deaths and prevent their spread.
This includes the establishment of a COVID surveillance system, and the creation or expansion of new health institutions, including primary care units, in order that people are treated as soon as possible.
There are also measures in place for people to be identified as at risk of developing COID in order of how long they have been