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Allocations review slashes northern CCGs budgets


9 September 2013

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NHS England’s allocation’s review could slash £750 million from northern CCGs budgets.
The allocations review could determine local funding based on age rather than the level of health inequalities.
A recent report released by NHS England showed that £750 million could be taken from northern CCGs, while the south would gain £283 million.
Greater Huddersfield CCG said the proposal could have a significant impact on their finances, slashing £21 million from their budget.  

NHS England’s allocation’s review could slash £750 million from northern CCGs budgets.
The allocations review could determine local funding based on age rather than the level of health inequalities.
A recent report released by NHS England showed that £750 million could be taken from northern CCGs, while the south would gain £283 million.
Greater Huddersfield CCG said the proposal could have a significant impact on their finances, slashing £21 million from their budget.  
Carol McKenna, chief officer of NHS Greater Huddersfield CCG, said: “Clearly, the proposals as they stand are worrying and we, like many other CCGs in a similar position, are in constructive discussions with NHS England about the Allocations Policy.
“We are keen to make sure local people are not significantly disadvantaged by a shift in funding.”
A British Medical Association spokesperson criticised the cuts. 
He said: “The government must ensure that the allocation of NHS resources is fair and ensures patients receive high quality care from their local health service. 
“Additional reductions in funding will further undermine already overstretched services.”
NHS England will decide whether to implement the changes in December. 

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