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Health Trusts: North West

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

16. To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the effect of the use of the market forces factor in determining the budgets of health trusts in the north west; and if she will make a statement. (113240)

The advisory committee on resource allocation has commissioned independent research to inform its recommendations on use of the market forces factor from 2008-09. This will consider options for reducing the variation between different organisations within close proximity, and an alternative approach to calculating the staff element using data on NHS costs.