Recruitment of new members to the Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation (ACRA)

The Department of Health and NHS England are seeking to appoint new members of the Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation (ACRA).

The aim of ACRA is to provide recommendations and advice on the target, relative geographical distribution of funding for health services in England, given the objectives of the funding formula.

The objectives of the formula are set by the Department of Health and NHS England. They are that the allocation formula supports equal opportunity of access for equal need and contributes to the reduction in avoidable health inequalities.

ACRA provides recommendations to:

    • the Secretary of State for Health on Public Health allocations;
    • NHS England on healthcare allocations, especially for allocations to Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

We are looking for people with expertise in the commissioning and provision of mental health, community, and specialised services given the focus of ACRA’s work programme at the current time. We are also looking for people with expertise in the core issues considered in the allocations process, including population and demography, health inequalities and rurality.

You will have the ability to interpret and act on complex, technical and scientific information in an unbiased fashion, independent of current affiliation.

There is no remuneration for this post but you may claim travel and subsistence expenses. The time commitment will be up to eight days per calendar year.

For more information, please download the information pack.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon Friday 17 March 2017.

The Department of Health and NHS England value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all. Both organisations wish to ensure that ACRA is as diverse a body as possible, reflecting our diverse communities, and will welcome expressions of interest from applicants irrespective of people’s age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including an invitation to the first stage of the selection process and consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

This information can be made available in alternative formats, such as easy read or large print, and may be available in alternative languages, upon request. Please contact 0300 311 22 33 or email