Another 5% cut in PCT budgets
The link is to the NHS Operating Framework 2006/7.Section 2 is the key
. This talks about achieving financial health. It basically means that Primary Care Trusts will have monies topsliced from their budgets to fund deficits elsewhere in the NHS.
In the West Midlands this is a figure of ... wait for it ... £373 Million. It ends up as about 5% of PCT budgets. This is to cover the deficits in the West Midlands.
I have just written a few questions for ministers, but I really don't think they know what they are doing.
This is, of course, a national issue.