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Health: Training

Volume 703: debated on Thursday 10 July 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 2 June (WA 14) concerning strategic health authorities which underspent on their multiprofessional training and education budgets in 2007-08, whether the information requested is now available; and [HL4553]

Further to the Written Answer from Lord Darzi of Denham on 2 June (WA 14) concerning strategic health authorities which made use of funding allocated to education and training budgets to accrue a surplus for the 2007-08 financial year, whether the information requested is now available. [HL4555]

Under current arrangements, strategic health authorities (SHAs) receive an indicative allocation of funding for the multiprofessional education and training budget (MPET), as part of a “bundle” of funding. SHAs are free to vary spend between different priority areas within the bundle, subject to the achievement of necessary performance objectives. In some cases, SHAs may use local flexibility to vary MPET spend between financial years in line with local priorities.

The extent to which SHA expenditure from the MPET budget, including carry-forward from 2006-07 budget and other local adjustments, varied in 2007-08, and the proposed SHA carry-forward into the 2008-09 budget is set out in the following table.

SHA

Variation from 2007-08 SHA budget £000's

Proposed SHA carry-forward from 2007-08 to 2008-09 included in previous column

East Midlands

-12,337

12,337

East of England

-34,598

-

London

-16,804

-

North East

-12

12

North West

-7,102

7,102

South Central

-29,775

3,775

South East Coast

-8,507

-

South West SHA

-11,912

-

West Midlands

-6,000

5,598

Yorkshire and Humberside

-5,598

-

England Total

-132,645

28,824