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Outline the PESTEL factors driving change within the NHS.

|PESTEL Analysis | | POLITICAL FACTORS |- Insufficient funding from the government; | | |- White paper liberating the NHS centralization; | | |- The direct board oversees NHS’s performance; | | |- Changes to quality regulation and compliance; | | |- Expectation that outcomes improve and become | | |amongst the best in Europe; | | |- Big Society; | | |- Reduction in health inequalities; | | |- Prediction of future funding gap between £20bn | | |and £40bn in 6 years; | | |-D raw up plans for cost cutting worth billions. | | ECONOMIC FACTORS |- Insufficient funding from the government; | | |- High cost of health care labor; | | |- Economic backslide caused by Euro inflation; | | |- Balance of payments deficit in organization: | | |- Unemployment due to cost cutting strategy; | | |- Wasting billions on management in organization; | | |- Repeated restructuring of organization. | | SOCIAL FACTORS |- Growing and aging population; | | |- Individual different perceptions of health; | | |- Increased health awareness; | | |- Changing local demographic in ethnicity profile; | | |-Patients want to be involved in health care | | |choices (where to be treated, how etc) | | TECHNOLOGICAL FACTORS |- Advance in technology in current time; | | |- Growth of access to internet everyday ,60% of | | |adults in the UK (30.1 million) are online almost | | |everyday; | | |- Improved life expectancy; | |...
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