Recurrent revenue allocations are currently made to primary care trusts (PCTs) and not to local authority boroughs. The allocations made to Islington PCT for the last five years are provided in the following table.
|Recurrent revenue allocation (£000)|
|Notes: Allocations are not always comparable between years because of changes to baseline funding. For example, in 2011-12 there was a locally agreed transfer from PCTs to local authorities of funding and commissioning responsibility for the social care of people with learning disabilities.|
Once allocated, it is for PCTs to use this funding to commission services to meet the healthcare needs of their local populations, taking account of local and national priorities. Funds are not allocated separately to PCTs for mental health services. For information on funding used by Islington PCT to commission mental health services in the borough, the hon. Member should contact NHS North Central London.
Subject to the passage of the Health and Social Care Bill, from 2013-14, the NHS Commissioning Board will be responsible for the allocation of resources to clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). The board will allocate resources to CCGs in a way that supports the principle of securing equivalent access to NHS services relative to the prospective burden of disease and disability. How these allocations are determined will be a matter for the board.