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Hospitals: Finance

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the individual market forces factors for each hospital trust in England are. (243264)

For activity within the scope of Payment by Results, trusts receive the national tariff adjusted by the market forces factor (MFF) payment index.

A copy of the revised MFF index to be applied for the payment of the Payment by Results national tariff in 2009-10 has been placed in the Library. This table lists the MFF payment index values for NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts in England.

The MFF payment index to be applied in 2009-10 is available on the Department's website, as part of the 2009-10 PbR ‘road test' package (the table is at Annex F of the draft Guidance) and has also been placed in the Library;

www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_091486

The MFF index applied for 2008-09 Payment by Results activity has been placed in the Library, and is available on the Department's website at:

www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_ 081096