NHS Funding

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 11th February 2011.

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Photo of Ian McKee Ian McKee Scottish National Party

Question S3W-39569

To ask the Scottish Executive what initial resources are being made available to NHS boards and Special Health Boards in 2011-12.

Photo of Nicola Sturgeon Nicola Sturgeon Scottish National Party

NHS boards revenue resource funding will increase overall by 3.2% in 2011-12. Special Health Boards receive an general uplift of 1%; a differential efficiency target has been set for Special Health Boards services not delivering direct patient care to improve efficiency and support funding front-line services.

Details of NHS boards and Special Health Boards initial revenue resource allocations for 2011-12 are as follows:

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Initial Allocation

2011-12 £ million



NHS Ayrshire and Arran574.72.8%
NHS Borders167.32.9%
NHS Dumfries and Galloway241.72.9%
NHS Fife 507.13.1%
NHS Forth Valley402.83.2%
NHS Grampian 691.13.8%
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde1,895.62.7%
NHS Highland484.83.0%
NHS Lanarkshire 815.63.2%
NHS Lothian 1,054.44.2%
NHS Orkney 31.53.0%
NHS Shetland36.72.9%
NHS Tayside596.42.9%
NHS Western Isles57.72.7%
Total NHS Boards7,557.43.2%
Special Boards
Scottish Ambulance Service197.71.0%
NHS National Services Scotland266.0-1.8%
NHS 2459.41.0%
The State Hospitals Board for Scotland33.21.0%
NHS National Waiting Times Centre39.11.0%
NHS National Education Scotland393.4-2.0%
NHS Health Scotland20.2-4.0%
NHS Quality Improvement Scotland17.2-4.0%
Total Special Health Boards1,026.2-1.1%

The 2010-11 baseline on which uplift has been calculated has been restated reflecting the withdrawal of funding from HM Treasury in respect of cost of capital; the position is neutral as the associated expenditure is no longer incurred. The impact of other corporate budget transfers and in-year recurrent allocations through 2010-11 have also been reflected in the baseline prior to applying funding uplift.

The uneven spread of uplift across NHS boards is due to:

funding in respect of the £70 million change fund being allocated on a age related formula; and allocations in respect of abolition of prescription charges being provided on the basis of expected loss of income for each board.

Details of NHS boards and Special Health Boards initial capital allocations for 2011-12 are as follows:

Initial Allocation

2011-12 £ million

NHS Ayrshire and Arran21.6
NHS Borders5.5
NHS Dumfries and Galloway5.0
NHS Fife 22.2
NHS Forth Valley11.4
NHS Grampian 64.6
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde215.1
NHS Highland13.6
NHS Lanarkshire 18.5
NHS Lothian 65.3
NHS Orkney 0.9
NHS Shetland0.2
NHS Tayside18.3
NHS Western Isles0.4
Total NHS Boards462.6
Special Boards
Scottish Ambulance Service10.9
NHS National Services Scotland3.4
NHS 240.2
The State Hospitals Board for Scotland12.2
NHS National Waiting Times Centre1.8
NHS Health Scotland0.2
NHS Quality Improvement Scotland0.2
Total Special Health Boards28.9

The basis of capital allocations to NHSScotland has changed under the terms of CEL 32 (2010). Allocations comprise a formula based allocation for statutory compliance and equipment replacement with project specific allocations made for projects in excess of board delegated limits.

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