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England's flagship health trusts record first deficit

England's flagship health trusts have recorded a financial deficit for the first time.

The 147 foundation trusts - including hospitals, mental health and ambulance services - reported an overall deficit of £167m between April and June.

The figures highlight the financial challenges facing the NHS in England as it deals with rising demand for health care.

Hugh Pym reports.

  • 19 Sep 2014
  • From the section Health
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