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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – Government must deliver on growth to maintain trust

York Press column – Government must deliver on growth to maintain trust

There is no point pretending last week’s heavy by-election losses do not send a serious message to the government. Defeated in both a traditionally very ‘safe’ rural West Country seat and urban West Yorkshire, my party is clearly struggling to retain public confidence across a diverse swathe of communities. My thoughts on how our leadership

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Julian raises North Yorks PCT debt with Health Minister

January 7, 2013

Last week Julian arranged a meeting with Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health, to raise with him his concerns over the level of debt the North Yorkshire and York Primary Care Trust is currently residing over, which currently stands at around £19million. Julian also raised his concerns over the implications this may have on the ability of the incoming Vale of York Clinincal Commissioning Group to operate successfully if they are required to inherit this debt.

North Yorkshire Primary Case Trust has suffered from a historic funding deficit linked to a funding formula which fails to take account of the rural nature of the region, as well as poor management according to Julian. He believes that such deficits will need to be resolved before the new Commissioning Group takes over.

“With the new Vale of York commissioning group set to take over from the North Yorkshire and York PCT next year, it is imperative that the Government deals with the vast debts still carried by the PCT.  Indeed, I am delighted that the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt MP, met with me earlier in the week to discuss this issue.”

“In my view, the new commissioning group’s ability to offer vital services, such as back pain relief injections, will be severely limited unless we set them off on a level playing field. I really hope that the Secretary of State now looks into the matter and provides the funding guarantees that the people of North Yorkshire and York deserve.”