The 2006-07 and 2007-08 revenue allocations to primary care trusts (PCTs) used 2003 based Office for National Statistics (ONS) sub-national population projections for 2006 and 2007 respectively, adjusted for cross boundary flows of patients between PCTs using 2004 general practitioner practice lists. A detailed explanation of the methodology is contained in “Resource Allocation: Weighted Capitation Formula (Fifth Edition)” which is available in the Library and also at:
The population projections used for allocations to Newcastle PCT are shown in the following table.
Allocation year Population 2006-07 258,859 2007-08 258,398
A one-year PCT revenue allocation has been announced for 2008-09. The funding formula will be frozen in 2008-09, this means that no data or formula changes, including population, will be implemented for that year. All PCTs will receive a flat-rate increase on their 2007-08 revenue allocation.