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An article about the UK’s Conservative and Liberal-Democrat coalition government – the ConDem’s – brutal attack on the National Health Service.

Yorkshire health trusts ‘to lose out by £100m’ – Main Section – Yorkshire Post

THE Government will slash more than £100m from Yorkshire health trusts’ budgets while increasing spending in wealthy areas of the South, new research has claimed.

Labour said changes to funding formulas will result in 10 primary care trusts in the region having their budgets cut, while Surrey, Kensington, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire will enjoy a cash boost.

For years areas which have higher incidences of poor health have been given higher per capita funding, but this weighting is set to be reduced.

The study, produced by Public Health Manchester for the Parliamentary Health Select Committee, has heaped more pressure on the Government. Transport and local government funding allocations were also claimed to strongly favour the South, while public sector cuts have also hit the North harder, the vast majority of new private sector jobs being created in London and the wider South East.


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