NHS England is responsible for determining allocations of financial resources to Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). Total annual budgets given to CCGs cover the majority of NHS spending. The allocations process uses a statistical formula to make geographic distribution fair and objective, so that it more clearly reflects local healthcare need and helps to reduce health inequalities.
This page contains the specific documents that relate to the allocations for 2016/17 to 2020/21.
Information on the latest allocations round along with papers and research reports can be found on the main allocations page.
Allocation of resources for 2016/17 to 2020/21
- Allocations 2016/17 to 2020/21 Policy Statement (January 2016)
- Total Place-Based allocations
- CCG core allocations
- Primary care (medical) allocations
- Running cost allowance
- Specialised allocations
- CCG summary statements
- Frequently asked questions – Technical briefing
Technical guide to CCG allocations 2016/17 to 2020/21 (April 2016)
The Technical Guide to Allocation Formulae and Pace of Change for 2016/17 to 2020/21 revenue allocations to Clinical Commissioning Groups and commissioning areas has now been published. The technical guide sets out the methodology and actual calculation of the allocations which were agreed at the 17 December 2015 NHS England Board meeting and published on 8 January 2016. This documentation covers both the target allocations (determined by the formulae for core CCG, specialised and primary medical care services) and pace of change policy. Supporting analysis for setting CCG running cost allowances and Better Care Fund contributions are also included. The accompanying Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation (ACRA) documents, research reports and spreadsheets are below.
Spreadsheet files for allocations 2016/17 to 2020/21
- A – Registrations by GP practice and CCG – October 2015
- B – Calculation of CCG estimated registrations 2016/17 to 2020/21
- C – General and Acute need per head 2016/17
- D – Mental Health need per head 2016/17
- E – Maternity need 2016/17
- F – Prescribing need 2016/17
- G – SMR weighted populations
- H – Market Forces Factor
- I – Emergency Ambulance Cost Adjustment
- J – Overall weighted populations CCGs 2016/17
- K1 – Primary care (medical)
- K2 – Primary care (other)
- L – Specialised services
- M – Supporting information for pace of change
- N – Min growth primary medical care
- O – Min growth CCG core
- P – Min growth specialised
- Q – Total place based pace of change
- R – Better Care Fund
- S – Running cost allowance
- Equality analysis for 2016/17 to 2020/21 revenue allocations to Clinical Commissioning Groups and commissioning areas
We have produced an illustrated summary of the allocations process (see also detailed technical guides above), which explain the calculations behind financial allocations to CCGs. We hope that using images and metaphors make the ideas and models more accessible.