Monday, June 14, 2010

Ring Fencing the NHS

The Hunts Post St Neots - 09/06/2010 digital edition

In the Hunts Post leader there is a fundamental misunderstanding of what the ring fenced NHS budget actually means. What the Coalition have promised is to ring fence the entire budget. This doesn't mean cuts aren't going to be made within the ring fencing and money diverted. What the Coalition realises is with an ageing population more health services need to be used. So the amount needed for the NHS will spiral upwards. The problems NHS Cambridgeshire faces are Labour made problems and something simply Labour didn't deal with. This seems to me to be the Hunts Post actually jumping the gun.

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