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Huge cuts to FHS functions services

Further to information issued by the LMC at the end of last year, please find attached a self- explanatory letter sent by the Director of the NHS England local Area Team.I am not sure whether this has or will be sent directly to every practice, but you will note that it does state the intention to “seek the views of practices” on the proposals.You will of course be even more aware than I am of the consequences of making enormous cuts, including staff redundancies, in the Birmingham contractor services office.You will know that some of our local FHS staff are, of course, the only people left in local NHS management that have any memory of or experience of general practice prior to the abolition of Birmingham Health Authority.I would therefore strongly encourage all of you to respond to any consultation you receive, though needless to say it would appear very unlikely that anything can stop this latest and particularly devastating juggernaut from ploughing into the heart of Birmingham general practice.

The document is available here .

Dr. Robert Morley
Executive Secretary
Birmingham Local Medical Committee
www.blmc.co.uk
Tel. 0121- 454 5008

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