Cuts plan for North Central London NHS - Enfield & Haringey

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-07-13
Session date: 
July 13, 2017
Reference: 
2017/2956
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

A 31 page internal NHS cuts plan to plug the £183.1m budget gap in North Central London NHS uncovered by The Guardian would mean patients in Enfield & Haringey, as well as Barnet, Camden and Islington, waiting even longer for operations, patients being denied access to an increased number of treatments, cuts to financial support for patients with serious, long term conditions including brain damage, downgrading or closure of hospital units and doctors spending less on drugs. Clinicians and NHS staff have expressed deep concern, with the Royal College of Surgeons calling the changes "devastating" to healthcare provision. Will you join me in calling for an immediate halt to the implementation of these plans until a full consultation can take place and residents' views can be heard and the plans can be properly scrutinised and debated in public and will you raise these concerns with Government?

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