In 2006-07, one of the Secretary of State’s key financial objectives was to achieve recurrent monthly run rate balance across as many national health service organisations as possible by 31 March. We will assess progress against this target for individual organisations and the NHS as a whole at the end of the year. The income and expenditure of all NHS organisations are monitored on a monthly basis.
The report “NHS Financial Performance Quarter Three 2006-07”, published on 20 February contains details of the forecast financial outturn position for all NHS organisations. Copies of the report are available in the Library. Final accounts for each national health service organisation will be published in the autumn.
The maps were commissioned by Ministers on 14 February, to convert existing data about the hospital and primary care buildings programme into a more accessible format for the NHS and the public.
The overall cost was £3,200, including set-up costs, which will enable the Department to re-use the templates for different data sets and for a number of different communications vehicles.
The date for the announcement of revenue allocations to primary care trusts (PCTs) post 2007-08 has not yet been determined.
The Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation (ACRA) is reviewing elements of the weighted capitation formula, as is usual before a new round of allocations. ACRA will be making recommendations on changes to the weighted capitation formula to Ministers in the autumn of 2007, in time to inform allocations for 2008-09.