Medical Staff Redundancies

Health written question – answered on 3rd May 2006.

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Photo of David Evennett David Evennett Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the impact on patients of medical staff redundancies in hospitals in South East London; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Jane Kennedy Jane Kennedy Minister of State (Quality and Patient Safety), Department of Health

The responsibility for commissioning, delivering and performance managing health services rests with the local national health service and so it is for the local strategic health authorities, primary care trusts and trusts to assess the local impact of changes in staffing levels.

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Mike Carver
Posted on 5 May 2006 2:28 pm (Report this annotation)

Sounds like a typical New Labour cop-out. Set the NHS difficult targets to meet, cut off the money supply, and then sit back and pretend nothing's wrong.

The NHS is a complete shambles and it won't improve until funds are applied to patient services rather than bureaucracy.