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NHS: Finance

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 9 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance has been issued to NHS trusts in financial deficit by her Department on media management. (124655)

No guidance on media management relating to financial deficits has been sent to national health service trusts by the Department.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the value was of each grant allocated under the capital challenge fund scheme, broken down by NHS trust. (133385)

Under the terms of the capital challenge fund, acute hospital trusts in England were invited to apply for up to £300,000 additional capital finance in 2006-07, to help combat healthcare associated infections. The table showing the allocations from the capital challenge fund and the amounts received has been placed in the Library.

A small number of trusts did not benefit from the full allocation because of an overriding pre-existing agreement with the trust covering all capital finance in 2006-07, and in these cases the amount received (column 2) was less than the allocation from the capital challenge fund.