Saturday, 24 March 2007


This is the text of an e-mail that I sent to the Chief Executive (copied to the Chairman) of the East of England SHA on 10th March 2007. The fact that I have not had a reply speaks for itself.

Dear Mr McKay

I was idly studying the website of the East of England SHA ( and looking at the papers for the board meeting to be held on Thursday 15th March 2007.

One of the items relates to next year's (2007/8) budget for postgraduate medical education and training. The SHA is the regional budget holder for this money. The alocation from the department of health for next year is £332.8million; this sounds a lot but it covers the salaries of junior staff as well as education and training, postgrad centres etc.
The SHA then cheerful announces that it intends to remove £34.6million from this ring fenced money "to the SHA strategic reserves to support the EoE financial position"

This seems a disgraceful subversion of funds properly intended for the vital functions of education and training, and I would value your comments

Kind regards

Dr Barry Monk

1 comment:

barry monk said...

This story was featured as the main news item on local radio this morning. They can run but they cannot hide