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    Today’s announcement that Councils will receive £77m less from Government for public health in 2016/17 and £84m less in 2017/18 is on top of a £200m in year cut in 2015/16. It reaffirms councils’ fears that public health budgets will continue to face significant spending reductions over the next two years. The Government is finding billions of pounds for the NHS over the next four years and has even been forced to inject hundreds of millions of pounds extra into the health budget this year to help balance the books. To then take vital money away from the services which can be […]
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    Today – Friday, 23rd October 2015 – a coalition of medical Royal Colleges, local government bodies and health charities have called on the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osbourne to reverse the £200 million ‘in year’ cuts to local authority public health budgets in his Comprehensive Spending Review due to be published in November. The letter states that the proposed £200 million ‘in year’ 2015/16 cuts to local Councils’ public health budgets equating to £1.5 million for Lewisham Council is a “false economy” as it could cost the NHS in excess of £1 billion in the longer term. By slashing […]
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