The National Health Services (NHS) hospitals are reforming themselves to come out of the financial crisis they are facing by improving their financial management. Patricia Hewitt, British Health secretary as welcomed better financial management is required and the hospital should concentrate more on cutting unnecessary fund wastage.
The health secretary as said that the standard tariff for all the NHS hospitals will be followed and finance management would be a priority in these hospitals than the clinical objectives. Now patients have the freedom to decide to visit any of the NHS centers from four NHS centers. The newly introduced 'Expert Patient Program' has been very successful in reducing the number of patients attending the NHS, the program mainly aimed at 'self care' treatment to patients for ordinary symptoms which can be treated easily through self care.