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Topic: Leaked Scottish Government report 'says 450m in NHS cuts needed'
Posted by: Leslie Wilson
Date/Time: 16/09/14 12:29:00

The NHS in Scotland is facing a 450m funding shortfall, according to a leaked document.

NHS finance bosses warn that accident and emergency units and some services could face "centralisation" in order to plug the financial gap.

"Radical and urgent decisions need to be made," the document is thought to warn, as well as cautioning ministers that the "status quo and preservation of existing models of care are no longer an option".

The Scottish Government told the BBC the document was "part of the regular discussions among NHS leaders to plan for NHS Scotland's future".

The paper, which was passed to The Herald and the BBC, comes amid a referendum campaign in which Yes Scotland and the Scottish Government have claimed that independence is necessary to protect the devolved NHS in Scotland.

According to The Herald, the document was prepared by John Matheson, the Scottish Government's director of health finance, along with the finance directors of the country's health boards.

The newspaper reported on Tuesday morning that the dossier outlines savings of between 400m and 450m which must be made by April 2017. The Herald said the document had been passed to journalists amid "increasing frustration" amongst some NHS staff at "suggestions from Yes campaigners that Scotland needs independence to protect NHS funding".

http://news.stv.tv/scotland-decides/news/292276-leaked-document-says-nhs-in-scotland-faces-450m-funding-blackhole/


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Leaked Scottish Government report 'says 450m in NHS cuts needed'16/09/14 12:29:00 Leslie Wilson
   Re:Leaked Scottish Government report 'says 450m in NHS cuts needed'16/09/14 15:18:00 Richard Greenhough
      Re:Re:Leaked Scottish Government report 'says 450m in NHS cuts needed'16/09/14 15:26:00 Claire Moran
         Re:Re:Re:Leaked Scottish Government report 'says 450m in NHS cuts needed'16/09/14 15:41:00 Adrian Irving
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Leaked Scottish Government report 'says 450m in NHS cuts needed'16/09/14 15:54:00 Stuart Kerr
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Leaked Scottish Government report 'says 450m in NHS cuts needed'16/09/14 16:00:00 Carl Wynne
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Leaked Scottish Government report 'says 450m in NHS cuts needed'16/09/14 16:13:00 Adrian Irving
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Leaked Scottish Government report 'says 450m in NHS cuts needed'16/09/14 16:21:00 Adrian Irving
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Leaked Scottish Government report 'says 450m in NHS cuts needed'16/09/14 16:36:00 Adrian Irving
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Leaked Scottish Government report 'says 450m in NHS cuts needed'16/09/14 17:18:00 Richard Greenhough
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Leaked Scottish Government report 'says 450m in NHS cuts needed'16/09/14 17:27:00 Adrian Irving
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Leaked Scottish Government report 'says 450m in NHS cuts needed'16/09/14 17:27:00 Ed Yelland
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Leaked Scottish Government report 'says 450m in NHS cuts needed'16/09/14 16:37:00 Stuart Kerr
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Leaked Scottish Government report 'says 450m in NHS cuts needed'16/09/14 16:41:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Leaked Scottish Government report 'says 450m in NHS cuts needed'16/09/14 17:34:00 Arnold Saxton
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Leaked Scottish Government report 'says 450m in NHS cuts needed'16/09/14 18:24:00 bobby osborne
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Leaked Scottish Government report 'says 450m in NHS cuts needed'16/09/14 19:03:00 Anne England
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Leaked Scottish Government report 'says 450m in NHS cuts needed'17/09/14 09:39:00 Richard Greenhough
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Leaked Scottish Government report 'says 450m in NHS cuts needed'17/09/14 09:53:00 Colin Jordan
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:ReLeaked Scottish Government report 'says 450m in NHS cuts needed'17/09/14 09:56:00 Anne England
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:ReLeaked Scottish Government report 'says 450m in NHS cuts needed'17/09/14 10:27:00 Vanessa Smith
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:ReLeaked Scottish Government report 'says 450m in NHS cuts needed'17/09/14 10:31:00 Colin Jordan
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:ReLeaked Scottish Government report 'says 450m in NHS cuts needed'17/09/14 10:51:00 Guy Lambert
                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:ReLeaked Scottish Government report 'says 450m in NHS cuts needed'17/09/14 11:06:00 David Roberts
                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:ReLeaked Scottish Government report 'says 450m in NHS cuts needed'17/09/14 11:09:00 Huw Burford-Taylor

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