NHS funds hope

THE man set to take over the purse strings of the NHS in our region next spring said the organisation could break even within a year.

Mark Hayes, chief clinical officer of the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said despite a £5.3 million deficit, he hoped the new organisation would be back in the black by the end of the 2013/2014 financial year.

Speaking at the CCG’s third public forum at The Priory Street Centre, he said: “The current financial plan puts us in surplus by the end of next year – that’s down to the hard work of the team.”

The estimated £5.3 million is part of the £19 million deficit run up by NHS North Yorkshire and York, the outgoing Primary Care Trust which will hand over spending powers to the CCG in April.

Dr Hayes warned that the health service in our region still faced major challenges.

“It’s a difficult environment in North Yorkshire,” he said.

“Some of the things already going on, such as the closure of some minor injuries unit, may have to become permanent measures in the short to medium term.”

He also suggested some facilities could merge and used orthopaedic services as an example. “Do we really need a hospital in Leeds, Harrogate, York and Scarborough doing orthopaedics? Those are the kind of questions we will be looking at.”

His comments came as plans leaked to the media suggested NHS North Yorkshire and York had drawn up a “long-list” of hard-hitting cuts including the axing of hospital beds, the closure of night time accident emergency services in Scarborough and the transfer of emergency maternity cases to York.

Trust chief executive Chris Long, said: “The long list would be whittled down to a number of ‘costed options’ which would then go to public consultation.”

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9:36am Sat 24 Nov 12

Stan2Attention says...

In other words, some services will no longer be available in York and we'll have to travel to Leeds instead. Good luck with that, Dr Hayes.
In other words, some services will no longer be available in York and we'll have to travel to Leeds instead. Good luck with that, Dr Hayes. Stan2Attention
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5:35pm Sat 24 Nov 12

E=MC^2 says...

Deficit? What deficit? its just lazy thinking to call it that. As the nhs treats on need, the initial estimate was just too low. The reality is that simple. The commentariat have been fooled by the political convenience of the deficit lie. What ? not enough money you say ? - wake up to the link between poor public service provision and Tax Dodging.
Deficit? What deficit? its just lazy thinking to call it that. As the nhs treats on need, the initial estimate was just too low. The reality is that simple. The commentariat have been fooled by the political convenience of the deficit lie. What ? not enough money you say ? - wake up to the link between poor public service provision and Tax Dodging. E=MC^2
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7:45pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Sillybillies says...

What ? not enough money you say ? - wake up to the link between poor public service provision and Tax Dodging.

I would suggest in the context of the NHS uncontrolled immigration, health tourism, and incompetent overpaid management.
[quote]What ? not enough money you say ? - wake up to the link between poor public service provision and Tax Dodging.[/quote] I would suggest in the context of the NHS uncontrolled immigration, health tourism, and incompetent overpaid management. Sillybillies
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8:25pm Sun 25 Nov 12

LynnieHeal says...

clinical commissioning boards through all the NHS hould of done CCSVI clinical trials years ago. Many will die because of their mistakes and being so uneducated on too. This has been known abou t since the 1860s. How much more time do is needed , its an UTTER disgrace and so unethical , certainly discrimmination
clinical commissioning boards through all the NHS hould of done CCSVI clinical trials years ago. Many will die because of their mistakes and being so uneducated on too. This has been known abou t since the 1860s. How much more time do is needed , its an UTTER disgrace and so unethical , certainly discrimmination LynnieHeal
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8:26pm Sun 25 Nov 12

LynnieHeal says...

LynnieHeal wrote:
clinical commissioning boards through all the NHS hould of done CCSVI clinical trials years ago. Many will die because of their mistakes and being so uneducated on too. This has been known abou t since the 1860s. How much more time do is needed , its an UTTER disgrace and so unethical , certainly discrimmination
clinical commissioning boards throughout all the NHS should of done CCSVI clinical trials years ago. Many will die because of their mistakes and being so uneducated on too. This has been known abou t since the 1860s. How much more time do is needed , its an UTTER disgrace and so unethical , certainly discrimmination
[quote][p][bold]LynnieHeal[/bold] wrote: clinical commissioning boards through all the NHS hould of done CCSVI clinical trials years ago. Many will die because of their mistakes and being so uneducated on too. This has been known abou t since the 1860s. How much more time do is needed , its an UTTER disgrace and so unethical , certainly discrimmination[/p][/quote]clinical commissioning boards throughout all the NHS should of done CCSVI clinical trials years ago. Many will die because of their mistakes and being so uneducated on too. This has been known abou t since the 1860s. How much more time do is needed , its an UTTER disgrace and so unethical , certainly discrimmination LynnieHeal
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9:08pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Sillybillies says...

uneducated

You're not kidding, in English please.
[quote]uneducated[/quote] You're not kidding, in English please. Sillybillies
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