Date lodged: 3 October 2017
To ask the Scottish Government when the Technical Advisory Group on Resource Allocation (a) last met and (b) will next meet, and when the meeting papers will be published.
Answered by: Shona Robison 25 October 2017
The last meeting of the TAGRA took place on 5 December 2016 and discussed the implementation of the recommendations of the Review of the MLC Adjustment for the Acute Care Programme in the NRAC Formula. The final report for that review is available on the TAGRA website. TAGRA agreed to publish target shares for the following three years, in order to provide boards with information to improve their ability to plan future service provision for their populations. The formula continues to be re-run each year using new data by National Services Scotland’s Information Services Division. Following completion of the Review of the MLC Adjustment for the Acute Care Programme, consideration is currently being given to how TAGRA will support National Services Scotland in maintaining the formula moving forward.