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Health Inequalities

Health written question – answered on 12th July 2001.

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Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Labour, Regent's Park and Kensington North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list health authorities in order of their distance from target in 2001–02, showing (a) the cash amount and (b) the percentage increase on their baselines directed towards moving under-target authorities closer to their weighted capitation targets for (a) 1999–2000, (b) 2000–01 and (c) 2001–02.

Photo of John Hutton John Hutton Minister of State, Department of Health, Minister of State (Department of Health) (Health)

The table lists health authorities in order of their distance from target in 2001–02 and shows, in cash and percentage terms, the increase on their baselines directed towards moving under target health authorities closer to their weighted capitation targets for 1999–00 and 2000–01.

For 2001–02, the distribution of extra resources was on the following basis:

(a) every health authority received a general increase to meet the pressures they all face calculated pro rata to their baselines;

(b) funding for implementing the NHS Plan was issued pro rata to their weighted capitation targets.

(No funding was specifically directed towards moving under target HAs to target.)

Distances from targets Increase directed towards moving under target health authorities closer to target
Health authority(5) 2001–02 Percentage 1999–2000 £000 2000–01 £000 1999–2000 Percentage 2000–01 Percentage
Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster -10.90 7,919 6,605 3.01 2.28
East London and the City -7.15 8,868 6,051 1.95 1.22
Bedfordshire -4.40 5,071 3,968 1.74 1.26
Berkshire -3.36 6,696 4,834 1.67 1.09
Oxfordshire -3.14 4,635 2,901 1.52 0.87
Cambridgeshire(6) -3.10 NA 3,673 NA 0.91
Barnsley -2.95 2,252 1,664 1.55 1.07
Wigan and Bolton -2.84 5,511 3,883 1.58 1.04
Buckinghamshire -2.83 4,926 3,805 1.43 1.02
Barnet -2.82 0 0 0.00 0.00
Leicestershire -2.44 6,988 5,224 1.45 1.00
Walsall -2.35 1,778 1,193 1.17 0.73
South Derbyshire -1.91 4,247 2,509 1.33 0.73
Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow -1.77 4,533 2,012 1.02 0.42
West Pennine -1.73 3,453 2,260 1.24 0.76
Nottingham -1.55 5,273 3,533 1.45 0.90
Shropshire -1.39 2,247 1,676 0.97 0.67
Croydon -1.33 2,198 1,290 1.16 0.63
South Essex -1.26 6,426 3,073 1.65 0.72
Avon -1.25 6,233 3,733 1.14 0.63
South Staffordshire -1.24 0 1,358 0.00 0.42
County Durham -1.20 5,363 3,326 1.40 0.80
North Staffordshire -1.10 4,152 2,329 1.46 0.76
North Essex -1.04 4,894 2,133 1.04 0.42
Enfield and Haringey -1.03 0 0 0.00 0.00
East and North Hertfordshire -0.98 2,842 1,933 1.04 0.66
Bradford -0.96 3,770 1,981 1.29 0.63
Hillingdon -0.88 0 794 0.00 0.51
Wolverhampton -0.82 1,803 1,275 1.20 0.79
Coventry -0.79 3,101 2,001 1.66 0.99
North Yorkshire -0.74 3,975 2,178 0.97 0.50
North Nottinghamshire -0.65 2,540 2,059 1.15 0.86
Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham -0.58 5,471 0 1.02 0.00
Tees -0.57 3,813 2,349 1.10 0.63
Dudley -0.53 1,893 1,312 1.10 0.71
St. Helen's and Knowsley -0.49 2,175 1,345 0.98 0.57
Bury and Rochdale -0.49 2,717 1,191 1.17 0.47
Rotherham -0.47 1,543 1,006 1.04 0.63
Norfolk(6) -0.46 NA 0 NA 0.00
Stockport -0.43 0 0 0.00 0.00
Sunderland -0.34 1,978 1,223 1.05 0.61
West Sussex -0.34 4,603 2,345 1.05 0.50
Lincolnshire -0.33 0 2,266 0.00 0.57
North and Mid Hampshire -0.18 0 0 0.00 0.00
West Hertfordshire -0.11 0 0 0.00 0.00
Sandwell -0.09 2,267 1,202 1.18 0.59
North Cumbria -0.07 0 0 0.00 0.00
Brent and Harrow -0.06 0 0 0.00 0.00
Wakefield 0.04 0 0 0.00 0.00
Worcestershire 0.20 0 0 0.00 0.00
Camden and Islington 0.21 0 0 0.00 0.00
Herefordshire 0.23 0 450 0.00 0.45
East Lancashire 0.29 3,393 1,925 1.03 0.55
Northamptonshire 0.30 0 0 0.00 0.00
Gateshead and South Tyneside 0.32 2,514 1,557 1.05 0.61
Southampton and South West Hampshire 0.35 0 0 0.00 0.00
Wiltshire 0.46 0 0 0.00 0.00
Portsmouth and South East Hampshire 0.49 2,939 0 0.95 0.00
Calderdale and Kirklees 0.51 0 1,571 0.00 0.42
North Derbyshire 0.58 2,021 1,104 0.94 0.48
Kingston and Richmond 0.68 0 0 0.00 0.00
Northumberland 0.75 1,701 896 0.92 0.45
West Kent 0.76 0 0 0.00 0.00
Somerset 0.85 0 0 0.00 0.00
South Lancashire 0.92 0 0 0.00 0.00
Solihull 0.92 0 0 0.00 0.00
Suffolk 1.06 0 0 0.00 0.00
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly 1.12 0 0 0.00 0.00
Doncaster 1.14 1,706 856 0.92 0.43
Warwickshire 1.14 0 0 0.00 0.00
Birmingham 1.18 0 0 0.00 0.00
Leeds 1.27 0 0 0.00 0.00
North and East Devon 1.27 0 0 0.00 0.00
Barking and Havering 1.45 2,525 0 1.05 0.00
East Riding 1.46 3,473 1,512 1.03 0.42
North West Lancashire 1.52 2,952 0 0.98 0.00
South Cheshire 1.58 0 0 0.00 0.00
Bromley 1.63 1,631 0 0.95 0.00
West Surrey 1.74 0 0 0.00 0.00
East Surrey 2.15 0 0 0.00 0.00
North Cheshire 2.22 0 0 0.00 0.00
Newcastle and North Tyneside 2.25 0 0 0.00 0.00
Salford and Trafford 2.48 0 0 0.00 0.00
South Humber 2.52 0 0 0.00 0.00
East Kent 2.69 0 0 0.00 0.00
South and West Devon 2.80 0 0 0.00 0.00
Sheffield 2.81 0 0 0.00 0.00
Dorset 2.86 0 0 0.00 0.00
Manchester 2.89 0 0 0.00 0.00
East Sussex, Brighton and Hove 3.01 0 0 0.00 0.00
Liverpool 3.13 0 0 0.00 0.00
Redbridge and Waltham Forest 3.39 0 0 0.00 0.00
Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth 3.60 0 0 0.00 0.00
Wirral 3.65 0 0 0.00 0.00
Gloucestershire 3.71 0 0 0.00 0.00
Sefton 4.18 0 0 0.00 0.00
Morecambe Bay 4.37 0 0 0.00 0.00
Bexley and Greenwich 7.27 0 0 0.00 0.00
Isle of Wight 7.70 0 0 0.00 0.00

(5) April 1999 boundaries

(6) New health authorities established 1 April 1999.

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