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NHS Dentistry in Birmingham

After tonight's group meeting I attending the NHS Concern meeting about Dentistry.

It is a bit unfair on the local PCTs. The government are forcing them to use a new contract and limiting the budget they have (recent cuts of £19 million per year from expected figures). The end result is they have to try to defend the indefensible.

It was unusual to have a meeting about Dentistry. Birmingham has been well served with NHS Dentistry until now, but it looks like there will be problems in the new financial year.

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Bob Piper said…
"(recent cuts of £19 million per year from expected figures)."

Does this mean there have been cuts... there are expected cuts... or is it Hemming speculation of cuts? You seem obscure, could this be deliberate? £19million out of how much? What is the budget?
john said…
It is the Purchaser protection adjustment withdrawal. About 2% of PCT budgets.
Bob Piper said…
So, about 2p in the pound. Aren't they expected to make those savings from the management reductions in the PST reconfigeration?

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