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Resource Allocation

Volume 457: debated on Thursday 8 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her speech on 16 November 2006, Official Report, column 152, on Health and Education, what methodology she used to calculate the stated figures that residents of the city of Cambridge would receive £205 per unweighted head less under a system of resource allocation based on the burden of disease, and that residents of Leicester would receive £305 more; what the revenue allocation would be for each primary care trust in England by this methodology; and whether calculations of morbidity are included in the methodology. (106107)

The figures are based on one way to calculate changes to the current national health service funding formula to reflect the burden of disease. This methodology includes premature mortality rates of cancer, coronary heart disease and stroke, and prevalence of diabetes.

The allocation for each primary care trust in England using this methodology has been placed in the Library.