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Request for information related to Capitation Rates

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Dear Department of Health (Northern Ireland),

The HSCB have indicated that I should refer to your department for answers to Items #2,3 and 4 in the FOI request below.
Can you review and provide answers to items #2,3, and 4 below?
(The other items have been removed)

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Please note the following 2 extracts from HSCB Board Meeting minutes on 14th March 2019. These comments relate specifically to the financial difficulties being encountered within the WHSCT and the previous refusal of the HSCB Board to approve WHSCT Trust Delivery Plan for 2018/19.

EXTRACT#1:

20/19 STANDING ITEM:
FINANCE: HSCB FINANCE REPORT ENDING JANUARY 2019 (MONTH `0);
TRUSTS’ FINANCIAL REPORT ENDING DECEMBER 2018 (MONTH 9)
Mr Cummings said that it was likely that external audit would make reference to the fact that the Board accounts were showing a surplus which was well outside the statutory requirement of 0.25%.

EXTRACT#2:

21/19 STANDING ITEM:
HSCB PERFORMANCE REPORT ENDING JANUARY 2019 (MONTH 10)
However, he (Mr Cummings) pointed out that the Trust had been spending in excess of its capitation share over a number of years and, as a result, was now a significant distance away from the 2.5± margin allowed in terms of expenditure.

Information received under FOI 755 17 informs the questions in this FOI and link is included for ease of processing:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sX-Q0F...

This FOI request relates to the 2 agenda items referred to above:

[2] Can the up-to-date capitation rates be provided? This should be in the format given under previous FOI 755 17 with breakdown for each LCG by:
- Crude Population
- Share % Based on Crude Population
- Share based on Age-Sex-Need-EoS Rurality

[3] Can you separately indicate the additional cost adjustments made within the Capitation Rates for all LCG areas for the following:
- Rurality
- Economies of Scale

[4] Can any changes to Capitation Rates over the last 5 years be included?

Yours faithfully,

Jimmy Hamill

DoH FOI, Department of Health (Northern Ireland)

Dear Mr Hamill,

I have been asked by the business area handling your request to seek clarification.

In your request you advise that "This should be in the format given under previous FOI 755 17" . The Department does not have access to that request. Could you please provide further information on how the answer is to be formatted?

Kind regards

Department of Health
Information Management Branch
Annexe 3
Castle Buildings
BELFAST
BT4 3SQ

Telephone 02890523384

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Dear DoH FOI,

Thank you for your follow up query.
The information relating to the previous FOI is available at link:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sX-Q0F9...

Can you advise if you have trouble accessing this?

Yours sincerely,

Jimmy Hamill

DoH FOI, Department of Health (Northern Ireland)

Dear Mr Hamill,

I have been advised by the business area that will handle this request that they are unable to access the link. Can you please provide details regarding the format you want the Department to use?

Thank you

Department of Health
Information Management Branch
Annexe 3
Castle Buildings
BELFAST
BT4 3SQ

Telephone 02890523384

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Dear DoH FOI,

Thank you for the update.
Can you provide an email address and I can email the file to you directly?

Yours sincerely,

Jimmy Hamill

DoH FOI, Department of Health (Northern Ireland)

Jimmy

You can use this e-mail address. [email address]

John McCann
Information Management Branch
DoH
Tel: 02890 528218

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Dear DoH FOI,

Information provided by email attachment to John McCann.
Please advise if any more information required.

Yours sincerely,

Jimmy Hamill

Browne, Fiona, Department of Health (Northern Ireland)

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Mr Hamill

 

Thank you for your FOI request of 16 August regarding capitation rates.
Please find the Department’s response attached.

 

Regards,

 

Fiona Browne| Information Analysis Branch| Department of Health

Annex 2 | Castle Buldings | Stormont | BT4 3SQ ( 028 9052 2800

 

 

 

 

 

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