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Welsh NHS heads for £32m deficit

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 20 April 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:930
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    NHS Wales is heading for a deficit of £32m (€46m: $56m), it was reported last week.

    The auditor general for Wales, Jeremy Colman, has announced that Welsh NHS trusts are predicting they will have overspent by £26m in the financial year 2005-6, with Health Commission Wales—the executive agency of the Welsh Assembly government that advises NHS Wales on commissioning services—predicting its own deficit of a further £10m. Mr Colman has warned that things could get worse before they get better.

    The …

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