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    NHS Lothian, one of Scotland’s largest health boards, has overspent on care services by £1m a month, Herald Scotland, reports.

    Prior to a meeting of the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (IJB) today, the following figures emerged:

    • NHS Lothian aims to eradicate a £6.5m funding gap by the end of the year
    • However, by the first couple of months in 2017-2018, this health board overspent by £2.1m
    • The figure above is almost twice the predicted shortfall for that period

    The entire NHS Lothian budget shows a funding gap of £22.4m and the IJB agreed to savings of £6.5m over the year on health and social care.

    Moria Pringle, NHS Lothian’s interim chief finance officer’s paper, said this in her paper:

    “The emerging financial position for both NHS and council services is of concern.”

    According to the report:

    • Prescribing costs and rising budgets for nursing staff and junior doctors in community hospitals is the cause of NHS problems
    • Council budgets are under pressure from a rise in direct payments given to council clients for their care

    What do you think?

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    For more details, visit Herald Scotland.

    July 14, 2017 by Abimbola Duro-David Categories: Care And Support

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