Council leader responds to PCT absence

12 Dec 2012 @ 9.48 am
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Issued by City of York Council

James Alexander, leader of City of York Council has joined other local authority leaders across North Yorkshire and York to criticise the NHS in the county for failing to engage in meaningful consultation on the future of health services.

Cllr Alexander said: “Over the last year, City of York Council has formed an increasingly strong relationship with the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group, which will take over the commissioning of most healthcare services in the city from North Yorkshire and York PCT on 1 April 2013.

“It is particularly disappointing that the soon-to-be-abolished PCT did not attend this very important meeting to inform and update local council leaders on the extremely precarious financial position of the local NHS. This information would help us understand its impact on local services for residents, and the size of the financial problem that would be handed on to the Clinical Commissioning Groups next year.”

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