£50m to be axed from York’s NHS budget – see where cuts may fall

HEALTH bosses intend to cut £50 million from NHS services in the York area over the next four years, as the city faces a mounting funding crisis.

Six areas have been targeted for spending cuts by 2020/21 by the Vale of York CCG, which covers an area including York, Selby, Tadcaster, Easingwold and parts of East Yorkshire including Pocklington.

Locally the financial deficit is expected to reach £24.1m in 2016/17, a gap which is set to grow to £45.5m in 2017/18.

A report by Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) identified areas of “immediate financial opportunity”, by making cuts in areas labelled:

  • elective orthopaedics
  • out of hospital
  • outpatients
  • continuing healthcare
  • prescribing
  • high-cost drugs

Full Article on York Press 7th March 2017