NHS: Finance

Department of Health written question – answered on 8th December 2014.

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Photo of Alan Campbell Alan Campbell Opposition Deputy Chief Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of real terms changes to foundation trust and NHS trust budgets in (a) 2014-15 and (b) 2015-16.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

National Health Service trusts and foundation trusts do not receive budgets directly from the Department of Health. They receive income from NHS England and clinical commissioning groups, for the provision of services.

The income for NHS trusts and foundation trusts from 2010-11 to 2013-14 as per the Department of Health Annual Report and Accounts is shown in the table below.

Provider Income

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

£m

£m

£m

£m

NHS trusts

29,463

30,911

30,461

30,053

Foundation trusts

30,705

35,856

38,921

41,184

Total Provider Income

60,167

66,767

69,382

71,237

Total Provider Income in 2013-14 Prices

63,413

69,131

70,661

71,237

Real Terms Growth in £m

5,718

1,530

576

Real Terms Growth in %

9.0%

2.2%

0.8%

Notes:

1. The figures are gross and do not eliminate inter-company trading between NHS trusts and foundation trusts.

2. The income shown in the table includes both income from patient care activities and other non-trading income such as income for education, training and research.

3. The 9% real income growth for providers in 2011-12 is misleading as it reflects the transfer of the provider arm of primary care trusts to trusts and foundation trusts. The actual level of transfer is uncertain and so it is difficult to estimate a precise figure for expenditure growth to providers on a like basis in 2011-12.

Current expectations are that NHS providers will receive real terms increases in their income levels in 2014-15 and 2015-16, in line with the agreed increase in the total Departmental spending in these two years, as per this Government’s commitment to increase total NHS spending in real terms in every year of the 2010-11 spending review.

However, the actual growth levels will not be fully understood until the final accounts have been completed for both years, as this will depend upon the level of activity providers have delivered in the financial year.

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