The latest NHS Health check report which is now available online shows that the Government’s NHS reorganisation has cauased huge uncertainty and confusion about the future of clinical networks and the risk of losing a vital local specialist expertise.
The NHS Health Report 5 shows that the Government has broken its promises to protect funding for cancer networks and heart and stroke networks.
Cancer networks say their budgets have been cut by a quareter and their staff by a fifth since 2009/10. Heart and stroke newtworks say their funding has been cut by 12% and their staff by 16%.
The findings contained in the report make for worrying reading and can found in full here.