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NHS London trusts forecast 2010 shortfall

Published on 19/03/2010
Four acute and two primary care trusts (PCTs) in London have forecast financial deficits, the London Assembly reports.

South London Healthcare NHS Trust, Barking, Havering and Redbridge, West Middlesex, North West London Hospitals Enfield and Sutton and Merton trusts are expected to have a combined deficit of more than £85 million this year.

Chair of the Health and Public Services Committee James Cleverly said: "It is very worrying that six of the capital's PCTs and acute trusts are in the red already.

"We are concerned about the size of these deficits and the impact they could have on the services Londoners receive. Questions must be asked about whether the underlying problems that caused the deficit have been addressed."

In 2008/09, the NHS reported a deficit of £72.6 million - considerably less than the current figure.

Taking out health insurance or medical cover can help ease concern over NHS waiting times and quality of care.

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