The NHS Commissioning Board Authority has published the indicative running cost allowances for 212 proposed CCGs for 2013-14. They are in a paper for noting by the Board Authority’s board meeting on 31 May.
The running cost allowance for CCGs has already been set at up to £25 per head of population per year. This limit ensures that spending on running costs will be kept to a reasonable level and NHS funding will be focused on providing high quality services for patients and the public.
The Board Authority has decided that the fairest approach to calculating running cost allowances for CCGs is to base them on the GP registered lists for practices within the CCG but moderated at local authority level to match the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) population projection. This ensures that the aggregate population figures match the ONS estimate of the England population, and helps take account of the unregistered population.