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Dermatology: Finance

Volume 470: debated on Friday 25 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how funding for dermatology services in primary care will change as a result of the recent comprehensive spending review. (181293)

In the 2007 comprehensive spending review the national health service received annual growth in revenue resources of 3.7 per cent., above inflation, increasing total revenue expenditure from £86.8 billion in 2007-08 to £104.8 billion in 2010-11. Of these over 80 per cent. is allocated to primary care trusts to provide them with funding to deliver local and national priorities. It is not possible to provide an estimate of how funding for dermatology services will change as it is for local NHS organisations to commission services to meet their local health needs.