Dear Madam/Sir,

CCGs and other mediating organisations make decisions about how much funding mental health services receive, but this is as a proportion of budgets decided at Treasury level. Any budgetary planning at Treasury level must therefore take mental health into consideration, alongside other areas of healthcare.

I am writing to inquire about advice provided by NHS England to Treasury on mental health budgets.

1. Who in NHSE provides this advice?

2. What advice has been provided to inform the most recent budget allocation for health?

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Fugard

FOI England (NHS ENGLAND), NHS England

Dear Mr Fugard,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI) request, dated 26 October
2015.

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Freedom of Information

Corporate Communications Team

Patients and Information Directorate

 

NHS England

PO Box 16738

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FOI England (NHS ENGLAND), NHS England

Dear Mr Fugard,

 

Re:      Freedom of Information request (Our Ref: FOI-008789)

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI) request dated 26 October
2015     .

 

Your exact request was:-

 

“CCGs and other mediating organisations make decisions about how much
funding mental health services receive, but this is as a proportion of
budgets decided at Treasury level. Any budgetary planning at Treasury
level must therefore take mental health into consideration, alongside
other areas of healthcare.

 

I am writing to inquire about advice provided by NHS England to Treasury
on mental health budgets.

 

1. Who in NHSE provides this advice?

 

2. What advice has been provided to inform the most recent budget
allocation for health?”

 

 

NHS England holds information in relation to your request.

 

 

 1. Who in NHSE provides this advice?       

 

Paul Baumann, Chief Financial Officer for NHS England, has responsibility
for the organisation’s budgets including providing advice on these
budgets. NHS England is an Arm’s Length Body (ALB) of the Department of
Health (DH), much of the advice the Treasury would receive on Mental
Health would be coordinated by the Department.

 

     2. What advice has been provided to inform the most recent budget
allocation for health?” 

 

NHS England’s view of the overall funding requirements of the NHS were set
out in financial analysis conducted for the Call to Action (July 2013) and
the Five Year Forward View (October 2014), which have been shared with DH
and Her Majesty’s Treasury.

 

This analysis projects “do-nothing” expenditure using assumptions about
the three main drivers associated with current health care demand and
costs: demographic growth, non-demographic growth (e.g. technological
development and medical advances) and health cost inflation. Historic
trends for these drivers were reviewed and an estimation of future
pressures developed for six service level ‘assumption sets’: Acute, Mental
Health, Specialised Services, Primary Care, Prescribing and non-activity
based costs. This high level analysis thus includes assumptions related to
cost and demand growth for mental health services as part of the overall
modelling.

 

Detailed analysis and costing is completed by NHS England on specific
initiatives, the output of these models are used to inform budget
announcements and the planning guidance information. These costings are
developed by the Medical Directorate and Finance Directorate working
together.

 

Copyright:- NHS England operates under the terms of the open government
licence. Please see the NHS England Terms and conditions on the following
link [1]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

PO Box 16738

REDDITCH

B97 9PT

 

Email: [2][NHS England request email]

 

Please quote the reference number FOI-008789 in any future communications.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) can be contacted at:

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Email: [3][email address]  

Website: [4]www.ico.gov.uk

 

Please note there is no charge for making an appeal.

 

Please be aware that in line with the Information Commissioner’s directive
on the disclosure of information under the FOI Act, your request will be
anonymised and published on our website as part of our disclosure log.

 

Please do not reply to this email. This message has been sent from a
central mailbox. To communicate with NHS England regarding Freedom of
Information (FOI) requests, enquiries or complaints we ask these are sent
directly to NHS England’s customer contact centre. This is to ensure all
communications are progressed correctly. Their postal address, telephone
number and email details are as follows:- PO Box 16738, Redditch, B97 9PT;
0300 3 11 22 33, [5][NHS England request email].

   

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Freedom of Information

Corporate Communications Team

Patients and Information Directorate

 

NHS England

PO Box 16738

REDDITCH

B97 9PT

 

Tel: 0300 311 22 33

Email: [6][NHS England request email]

 

 

 

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