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National Health Service Reform

Volume 202: debated on Friday 24 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the total cost of the production and distribution of the document "NHS Reforms—The First Six Months".

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the total expenditure by the national health service management executive on the production and launch of the booklet "National Health Service Reforms—The First Six Months".

The estimated cost of producing, distributing and launching the booklet "NHS Reforms —The First Six Months" is £34,000.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the details of the forecasts of the financial position of each district health authority and national health service trust referred to in the national health service management executive's publication "National Health Service Reforms—The First Six Months."

The following district health authorities are referred to in the publication "National Health Service Reforms—The First Six Months":

  • Worcester Northumberland
  • Riverside
  • North Derbyshire
  • West Dorset
  • Doncaster
  • Bromley
  • South Birmingham
The latest financial forecasts show each district health authority in surplus or balance for the year.The following National Health Service trusts were also referred to in the report:

  • Southend Health Care
  • Northumbria Ambulance Services
  • United Bristol Healthcare
  • West Dorset Community Health
  • Freeman Group of Hospitals
  • Royal Free Hospital
  • Broadgreen Hospital

Each of these trusts is forecasting that it will meet its key financial duties of remaining within its external financing limit and achieving breakeven.