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NHS: Finance

Question for Department of Health

UIN 199992, tabled on 10 June 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in which areas NHS England pays for NHS services through (a) block grants, (b) activity payment mechanisms and (c) outcomes-based approaches.

Answered on

17 June 2014

NHS England (as opposed to clinical commissioning groups, who pay for the majority of NHS acute services) pays for NHS services through a mixture of block contracts, activity payment mechanisms and outcomes-based approaches in areas such as specialised commissioning, primary care, armed forces, health and justice and public health.

The attached table provides a breakdown of where various payments are made*.

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care