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Trust finds it has 'spare' £270,000

A primary care trust has found £270,000 for enhanced services after carrying out an audit of 'redundant budgets'.

The cash, found by Southend on Sea PCT, would have been spent under the Red Book but effectively becomes redundant under the new GMS contract.

The trust found £170,000 from the Investing in Primary Care budget, £59,000 from old health authority budgets, £26,000 from development funds no longer required and £15,000 from a vasectomy budget.

A spokeswoman said it was consulting GPs over where to spend the money, but one area may be extra support to nursing homes

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