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NHS Operating Framework

Volume 454: debated on Monday 11 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to table 94a on page Ev249 of her Department's memorandum to the Health Committee, HC 1692-i, how the overall 2006-07 tariff uplift of4 per cent. may be reconciled with the figure of 1.5 per cent. published in paragraph 5.2, page 18, of her Department's document “The NHS in England: the Operating Framework for 2006-07”, published on26 January 2006. (106074)

The gross uplift to the 2006-07 tariff was 6.5 per cent., less 2.5 per cent, efficiency, resulting in a 4 per cent. net uplift.

There were however some technical adjustments to the tariff quantum that resulted in the overall increase in value of the tariff from one year to the next being 1.5 per cent. This information is contained in “Implementing Payment by Results: Technical Guidance 2006-07, Executive Summary”, which is available in the Library.