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CCG faces deficit of £29m


The public finances committee recently criticised NHS England for underfunding places like Bedfordshire to the tune of 10% and then requesting further reductions. I think the term level playing field was used. If they gave Bedfordshire the same budget they give other CCGs, it would not be in the red. It IS all political, and the NHS theater is really going to kick off in an election year. GPs have delivered huge reductions year on year, but they reduce the budget even faster. They created this internal market, and fragmentation of care through privatisation and compulsory tendering and an AQP menu of services, but can't fund it. The latest fad, import health care models from America. Have they not seen the film Sicko?

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24 Dec 2014

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