Sudden Cuts in PCT Budget Plans
The Government have suddenly announced that they intend reducing the planned budget for PCTs in Birmingham and Solihull by £18,931,000 in 2006/7, £28,395,000 in 2007/8 and £37,862,000.
This has been announced internally at the last minute and will result in a lengthening of waiting times for Medical Treatment in Birmingham.
I raised the issue calling for an extended debate on this as distinct to the issue of dental treatment at Business Questions today. There will be a health service debate next week at which I will try to raise these issues which are national issues that hit hard in Birmingham.