Funding health and social care in Derbyshire
Growing numbers of people need treatment. An increasing number of older people have more than one ongoing complicated need, such as diabetes, arthritis, or breathing problems. New technology is available, which provides better support but costs more to run.
By 2021 there will be a £219m financial gap for Derbyshire’s health system – with an extra £136m gap for local authority care costs if organisations carry on working as they do currently, and services are used and offered as they are today.