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Primary Care Trusts: Per Capita Costs

Health written question – answered on 8th November 2011.

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Photo of John Whittingdale John Whittingdale Chair, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Chair, Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee), Vice-Chair, Conservative 1922 Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health

(1) how much Mid Essex Primary Care Trust received per capita in the latest period for which figures are available;

(2) what the average level of per capita funding for primary care trusts in England was in the latest period for which figures are available;

(3) which 10 primary care trusts received the (a) highest and (b) lowest level of per capita funding in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department of Health

Mid Essex Primary Care Trust (PCT) received funding of £1,399 per capita in the 2011-12 PCT revenue allocations compared to the national average of £1,693.

The 10 PCTs with the highest and lowest per capita funding for 2011-12 are shown in the following table.

2011-12 total revenue allocations per head (1)
£
Highest  
Islington PCT 2,350
Newham PCT 2,320
City and Hackney Teaching PCT 2,275
Knowsley PCX 2,246
Liverpool PCT 2,200
Hammersmith and Fulham PCT 2,180
Blackpool PCT 2,128
Tower Hamlets PCT 2,116
Brent Teaching PCT 2,101
Lambeth PCT 2,074
   
Lowest  
Berkshire West PCT 1,367
South Gloucestershire. PCT 1,370
Mid Essex PCT 1,399
Leicestershire County and Rutland PCT 1,403
Buckinghamshire PCT 1,407
Bedfordshire PCT 1,431
Oxfordshire PCT 1,439
Cambridgeshire PCT 1,446
Berkshire East PCT 1,451
Kingston PCT 1,458
   
England average 1,693
(1) In December 2010 PCTs were informed of their total 2011-12 revenue allocations which include: 2011-12 recurrent revenue allocations; non-recurrent allocations for primary dental services, pharmaceutical services and general ophthalmic services; and support for joint working between health and social care.

These allocations were announced separately in 2010-11.

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