Saturday, 10 March 2007


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 years (2007/8) budget for postgraduate medical education and training. The SHA is the regional budget holder for this money. The allocation 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 to me to be nothing short of theft. Comments please

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes it is theft