Privatisation of the NHS in Leeds, the Better Care Fund, the Council

Leeds Keep Our NHS Public

Health & Wellbeing Board and Health Scrutiny last week – trying to find unnecessary savings with another £2billion stolen from the NHS by the Treasury recently.

  • Leeds trying to save £24million out of a projected £163 million based on predicted demand with Better Care Fund (BCF) which is not new money but requiring savings to existing NHS acute care
  • Final version ofBCF submission signed off in March, 3 key high level risks:
    • consequences of proposals resulting through the complex nature of the Health & Care system and interdependencies
    • ability to release expenditure from existing commitments without destabilising system
    • due to short timescales to prepare submission (Leeds KONP suggest this is the ongoing rush to privatisation by Coalition), the inability to fully articulate the financial savings of the proposed scheme
  • CCGs preparing Quality Premiums with risks:
    • inability to effectively communicate variations in ambitions to citizens may cause disquiet
    • misalignment with provider…

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