Allocations for 2016/17 to 2020/21

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

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

Equality analysis

Allocations infographics

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.