Health trusts cut to five big ones…

Shawn Woodward has announced major cuts in the health administration budget, by collapsing 18 trusts into into five super trusts. The saving he claims will be slashed from £95 down to £33 millions. We’re likely to see a process of subsidiarity taking over, with decisions being driven as far down the chain as possible. Five, and not seven will disrupt the co-terminousity concept that Hain hinted at earlier.

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