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Health Services: Disadvantaged

Volume 507: debated on Wednesday 17 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much NHS spending has been spent in (a) Spearhead and (b) non-Spearhead primary care trusts in each year since the start of the Spearhead Programme. (322325)

There are currently 62 PCTs that cover Spearhead areas and 90 that do not. It is worth noting that the Spearhead does not refer to PCTs, but to local authority areas, which do not correspond exactly to each other

The information is in the following table.

Total expenditure in Spearhead and non-Spearhead primary care trusts (PCTs) 2005-06 to 2008-09

£000

Spearhead PCTs

Non-Spearhead PCTs

Total

2008-09

30,114,227

46,646,607

76,760,834

2007-08

28,486,147

43,892,433

72,378,580

2006-07

26,018,647

40,369,031

66,387,678

2005-06

21,770,843

41,492,084

63,262,927

Notes:

1. Figures represent total net operating costs.

2. Figures for 2006-07 to 2008-09 are based on PCT boundaries following the October 2006 NHS reorganisation. 2005-06 figures are based on old PCT boundaries.

3. The Spearhead group is identified in terms of local authority areas—Spearhead PCTs are those that overlap geographically, either wholly or partly, with the Spearhead local authorities. Spearhead PCTs on old and new boundaries cover slightly different populations.

Source:

PCT audited summarisation schedules