Created: 01 March 2011
Bob met with Mark Easton CEO of NHS Harrow and Marcia Saunders, the interim chair of NHS Harrow. The main purpose of this meeting was to introduce Bob and Marcia as she takes up her new role at an important time for healthcare in Harrow. The critical concern is the £51 million debt that has built up by Harrow PCT. This is compounded by the overspending each year. Now the PCT has to produce a balanced budget to clear the debt by 2013. Bob raised his concerns that Harrow PCT will have to stop some services and ration others in order to meet this financial challenge. Bob voiced his concerns about the effect on constituents of this drastic position.