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CCG faces deficit of £29m


why is Bedford CCG trying to balance the books rather then putting pressure on NHSE and goverment to fund the CCG appropriately. seems like Bedfordshire will have to wait to have poor outcomes in many areas before anyone starts listening have a mid-staffordshire like crisis first! is that what NHSE is waiting for? I have seen the AAU stretched to the limits, medical referred pts are kept waiting in A&E for 4-6 hrs as there are no beds in AAU. keep on getting emails from BCCG stating Bedford hosp is full please do not refer unless absolutely necessary! as if I like referring pts: I refer when clinically appropriate. the risk to GPs has increased pts visits the GP multiple times despite being referred : as they cannot get appt soon enough and are struggling with their symptoms. at times I have begged the appointments office to help out: they then say please write an urgent letter! the funding has not increased in proportion to population expansion. (not blaming any immigrants) BCCG needs to give us the funding level in last 10yrs and comparison to the population it serves and give us £/pt/year funding in Bedfordshire and compare it with other CCGs. I think the current funding is based on >10yrs ago population.

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24 Dec 2014

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