Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Cuts to Public Health in Brent
Cuts to public health in West London have not had the kind of attention they deserve since they were announced in June. If they are implemented on a pro rata basis, which appears to be the Tory government's intention, Brent will lose out to the tune of £1.34 million. The whole thing rather undermines David Cameron's pledges to protect the NHS budget. He has redefined NHS spending as local authority spending, in itself quite possibly a good idea, and then reduced the budget. Whatever the cuts are, they are likely to increase the burden on the NHS.