Dear NHS England,

Can you please confirm how much surplus is each CCG supposed to make per year?

Why has Liverpool been expected to make 1% plus 1% surplus (16 million plus)?

Did you take into account the levels of deprivation and need with Liverpool when calculating this formula?

How many other CCG's have been asked to make 1% plus 1% surplus ?
and which CCG's been asked to make 1% plus 1% ?

Do have guidance as to what they can with this surplus?

Can these rules be relaxed if the CCG have had to cut services which are in most need eg Child and Adolescent mental health transformation money?

Yours faithfully,

Thomas

FOI, England (NHS ENGLAND), NHS England

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FOI, England (NHS ENGLAND), NHS England

Dear Thomas,

 

Re:     Freedom of Information request (Our Ref: FOI-053218)

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI) request dated 13 April
2017.

 

Your exact request was:

 

“Can you please confirm how much surplus is each CCG supposed to make per
year?

Why has Liverpool been expected to make 1% plus 1% surplus (16 million
plus)?

Did you take into account the levels of deprivation and need with
Liverpool when calculating this formula?

How many other CCG's have been asked to make 1% plus 1% surplus ?

 and which CCG's  been asked to make 1% plus 1% ?

Do have guidance as to what they can with this surplus?

Can these rules be relaxed if the CCG have had to cut services which are
in most need eg Child and Adolescent mental health transformation money?”

 

NHS England holds this information.

 

In response to Question 1: As set out in the planning guidance, in 2016/17
CCGs were asked to hold a 1% reserve uncommitted - “in order to provide
funds to insulate the health economy from financial risks, the 1 percent
non-recurrent expenditure should be uncommitted at the start of the year,
to enable progressive release in agreement with NHS England as evidence
emerges of risks not arising or being effectively mitigated through other
means.”

  

In response to Question 2: CCG surplus requirements are consistent across
all CCGs. However, the amount of money allocated to each CCG is allocated
based on a formula which takes into account levels of deprivation amongst
other factors. Further information on this is published on the NHS England
website:

 

·      
[1]https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/up...

 

In response to Question 3: The requirement to make a 1% cumulative surplus
and hold a 1% uncommitted reserve applied to all 209 CCGs in 2016/17.

 

In response to Question 4: The future drawdown of this money is subject to
overall affordability nationally, and is expected to be spent
non-recurrently when made available, but otherwise there are no
restrictions.

 

In response to Question 5: There are no exceptions to these rules for
specific service investments.

 

Copyright: NHS England operates under the terms of the open government
licence. Please see the NHS England Terms and conditions on the following
link:

 

·       [2]http://www.england.nhs.uk/terms-and-cond....

 

We hope this information is helpful. However, if you are dissatisfied, you
have the right to ask for an internal review by writing to us, within two
months of the date of this letter, to:

 

NHS England

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Email: [3][NHS England request email]

 

Please quote the reference number FOI-053218 in any future communications.

 

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Please do not reply to this email. This message has been sent from a
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number and email details are as follows:- PO Box 16738, Redditch, B97 9PT;
0300 3 11 22 33, [6][NHS England request email].

   

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Freedom of Information

Corporate Communications Team

Transformation and Corporate Operations Directorate

 

NHS England

PO Box 16738

REDDITCH

B97 9PT

 

Tel: 0300 311 22 33

Email: [7][NHS England request email]

 

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