Stephen Dorrell: NHS faces huge challenge

Help

"Progress is too slow" and the NHS faces a "huge challenge" in making the savings needed to safeguard its future, the chairman of the health select committee has warned.

Stephen Dorrell's comments came as the committee warned that NHS reforms were "complicating" the process, as they were acting as a "disruption and distraction".

Last week unions representing midwives and nurses joined the BMA in calling for the legislation behind the changes, the Health and Social Care Bill, to be scrapped.

The NHS has been told to save £20bn by 2015 through improving productivity.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.