Prime Minister David Cameron has warned that the NHS will become "increasingly unaffordable" if plans by the Government to reform the NHS are not implemented.
Writing in The Times, the PM said that the growing number of people needing health care and rising costs of drugs mean that if the NHS fails to modernise, it is heading for crisis.
Mr Cameron said:
Already our health outcomes lag behind the best in Europe. Without modernisation, the principle we all hold dear - that the NHS is free to all who need it, when they need it - will become unaffordable.
Times article: Modernisation of the NHS
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