IT will cost £81 for every man, woman and child in Huntingdonshire to make up for overspend elsewhere in the NHS. Huntingdonshire Primary Care Trust, which provides family doctor and NHS dentistry services for people living in most of the district and Papworth, is threatened with cuts of £12-13million in its annual £150million budget. The trust, which balances its budget each year and is set to make a surplus of £750,000 this year, is already faced with amalgamation with heavily loss-making trusts in Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire. The Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Strategic Health Authority, to which the Hunts trust answers, is half-way through a public consultation exercise on future arrangement. It has refused to consider allowing Hunts PCT to continue as a stand-alone organisation, with an exemplary track record in both healthcare provision and budgetary control - in spite of campaigns to save it by The Hunts Post and the district's two MPs, Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon) and Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire). South Cambridgeshire's MP, Andrew Lansley, who is Shadow Health Secretary and whose constituency includes Papworth, Caxton and Cambourne, also opposes the change, as do 95 per cent of GPs in Huntingdonshire, responding to a poll by Mr Djanogly. The planned raid on the Hunts budget was delivered as a bombshell to PCT chief executives on Thursday. Chairman Michael Lynch, who late last year demolished the SHA's arguments for combining Hunts with the other PCTs in the county, was not even told about it by the SHA, which is itself threatened with annihilation under NHS reforms. Mr Vara and Mr Djanogly, both of whom are lawyers, question the legality of the move.