A little while ago I posted about a rumour that the LAS would have their budget cut by £25 million come a new government.
After I wrote that Andrew Boff (Conservative member of the London Assembly) got in contact with me and did some asking around in his part of the world.
This is his reply,
I've chased this up with the Conservative Front bench and they have no plans relating to any change in LAS services at all. Andrew Lansley has set out a commitment to cut by a third the cost of administration in the NHS, but equally he's made it clear that front-line services will be protected and hasn't gone into any detail about particular Trusts.
I think that coming up to an election there will be barrage of claims and rumours but I'm fairly confident that this one is probably made up though I don't know who by.
Does this mean that there isn't going to be a cut in our budget? Well, to be honest I'm not sure – but I think that Mr. Boff is genuine in believing so.
Whatever happens he's earned some kudos points from me, even if he is *shudder* Conservative, for paying attention to a lowly blogger like myself.
Now, if only I could get whoever is the minister in charge of ambulance services, and their counterpart in social care to pay attention…
I may be clearing out some browser tabs and emails today. This may mean more posts than normal.