NHS England has this week published the funding allocations that clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) will receive over the next 2 years (2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016), which will see their funding rise from £96 billion to £100 billion.
Following an extensive review, which included a submission from PHE, the NHS England Board agreed a new funding formula for local health commissioning based on more accurate, detailed data and including a deprivation measure specifically aimed at tackling health inequalities.
This means that all CCGs that decide on local health services will receive a funding increase matching inflation in the next 2 years, with the most underfunded areas, and those with fast-growing populations, receiving more.
Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive of PHE, said:
We welcome these allocations and congratulate NHS England for weighting on inequalities and especially for recognising the extra contribution of primary care in addressing these.