NHS admits 17 trusts are mired in debt - Guardian
"The Department of Health last night named 17 NHS hospital trusts across England which are mired in debts worth hundreds of millions of pounds and cannot survive without a fundamental reorganisation.
David Nicholson, the NHS chief executive, said 12 were not creditworthy enough to be lent money from government funds to cover an accumulated deficit at the end of the financial year last month. Five were permitted to take out loans, but acknowledged they could be repaid only over "a very extended timescale".
His announcement was the first official confirmation of a Guardian inquiry in December which found at least a dozen trusts were technically bankrupt, with no prospect of repaying debts."
Reorganisation isn't really necessary. - A vast amount of money could be saved if only the Department of Health would tell the truth about the causation and best therapy for obesity - namely that it is caused by fluid retention, not be overeating, and that dieting is harmful and cannot help with the problem. - All that is normally necessary for overweight people to lose weight is to give up dieting and cut down drastically on their intake of salt and salty food, making sure they eat plenty of fruit and fresh vegetables. - And as a matter of urgency, the DoH should severely curb BY LAW doctors' freedom to prescribe steroids and other drugs (often in high dose) which result in sodium retention and water retention.
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