To ask the Secretary of State for Health
(1) what funding his Department has provided for clinical networks in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12 and (d) 2012-13;
(2) what funding the National Commissioning Board has allocated for clinical networks in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15.
Information concerning the funding provided for clinical networks in 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 cannot be provided in the format requested. Only cancer, cardiac and stroke network funding is identified centrally, and this is provided via the Strategic Health Authority (SHA) bundle. Funding for cancer, cardiac and stroke networks provided in the SHA bundle for the years requested has been placed in the following table.
|Cancer, cardiac and stroke network funding|
These allocations are based on estimates of the funding required to deliver cancer, cardiac and stroke networks. However, it is for each SHA to determine how the total amount they receive in the SHA bundle is allocated to specific services, such as clinical networks, taking into account the needs of local populations.
Funding allocated for Strategic Clinical Networks in 2013-14 is £42 million. The NHS Commissioning Board has made no decision about the funding allocation in 2014-15.