IT IS scandalous that the NHS is refusing to answer why vital cash is being denied to the people of Oxfordshire.

Vital services provided over the winter, well-known as being the most demanding period for the health service, could be under threat as funding is slashed from £10m to under £4m.

There could be a very reasonable explanation for the funding decrease.

But NHS England has refused to proffer anything to defend its decision.

It is enough to make you sick.