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NHS had 'years of real financial squeeze'

Chris Hopson, who represents NHS foundation trusts, says the NHS is going through the longest squeeze in its history.

The NHS in England has been through four or five years of a "real financial squeeze" which has been the biggest and longest in its history, says Chris Hopson who represents NHS foundation trusts.

He is one of the signatories to a letter in Monday's Times newspaper from the leaders of some medical royal colleges, two non-executive directors of NHS England and patient groups.

Mr Hopson told Jo Coburn on the Daily Politics about their call for a debate with taxpayers on health funding, with a rethink of what the NHS offers, and the future of the political pledge of ring-fencing spending.

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