To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the £325million capital funding that he announced in July 2017 at the Kings Fund for local projects to support transformation of patient care and modernisation of the NHS has been received by successful bidders.
19 October 2020
Delivering capital investment is a complex process and it takes time to be done thoroughly and professionally, alongside delivering the everyday healthcare services. There is a necessary process of assurance to ensure the outcome is as intended i.e. it transforms services for the benefit of patients. This process is led by the trust, and includes a number of business case checkpoints. Funding is usually provided when the Full Business Case has been approved.
Since the original announcement in July 2017, additional funding has been allocated to the first wave of sustainability and transformation partnerships schemes. The total allocation for these schemes is £445 million, subject to relevant business case approvals. Of the total allocation, 21% has been received by trusts as of 12 October 2020.
Future National Health Service capital funding will be determined as part of the Department’s multi-year settlement at the upcoming Spending Review.