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NHS: Per Capita Costs

Volume 497: debated on Wednesday 14 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of per capita NHS spending in (a) North Yorkshire, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) England in 2009-10. (291693)

The following table shows the 2009-10 revenue allocations made to North Yorkshire and York Primary Care Trust (PCT), the sum of the allocations made to the PCTs within Yorkshire and Humber Strategic Health Authority (SHA) and the England total. Over 80 per cent. of national health service revenue funding was allocated directly to PCTs for 2009-10 in this way. The table also shows the 2009-10 allocation per head and the total responsible population that each of these areas covers.

SHAs also receive funding, some of which is passed to PCTs. Yorkshire and Humber SHA received £703 million for 2009-10 or £133 per head of responsible population. PCTs also receive some funding through other, smaller, allocations.

2009-10 PCT revenue allocations

2009-10 allocation (£000)

2009-10 allocation per head (£)

2009-10 responsible population1

North Yorkshire and York PCT




Yorkshire and the Humber SHA2








1 The responsible population is the number of people permanently registered with general practitioner (GP) practices within the PCT boundary, irrespective of where the people are resident. It also includes people not registered with a GP such as prisoners, armed forces including their dependants and asylum seekers. To reconcile ‘list variation’ between the GP registered population and Office for National Statistics (ONS) populations for PCTs, the GP registered populations were constrained to the 2006 based ONS population projections published on 12 June 2008.

2 SHAs do not receive allocations and the allocation shown here represents the sum of the allocations to PCTs within Yorkshire and the Humber SHA.