MP claims NHS cash is going to richer areas

NHS funding is being shifted from Doncaster to more affluent areas, according to a report just published.

Doncaster is the fourth highest loser in Yorkshire losing £15.5 million, a 2.2 per cent cut.

John Healey, the Wentworth MP, who is Labour’s shadow health secretary, said: “These shocking figures reveal that the Tories’ plans for the NHS will make inequality worse,not better. They are reducing funding to tackle poor health in the least healthy parts of the country and shifting it to better off, healthier areas.

“Less well-off areas in Yorkshire will be among the biggest losers, with cash transferred to places like Hertfordshire, Hampshire and Surrey.”

The report was produced by Public Health Manchester for the Health Select Committee.