The King's Fund

Our Future Health Secured?

  • Format: Printed copy
  • Author(s): Darshan Patel, John Appleby, Sir Derek Wanless, Tony Harrison
  • Publication date: 11-Sep-2007

The Wanless review Securing our Future Health, published by the Treasury in 2002, concluded that the United Kingdom would need to spend substantially more on health care and that fundamental reform would be needed to enable those resources to be used effectively. Five years on, The King's Fund has commissioned Sir Derek to undertake a retrospective review of NHS spending. Real spending on the NHS has increased by nearly 50 per cent in that time. This report looks at where that money has been spent, what it has achieved, whether government policy has promoted effective use of the resources, and what needs to happen next.