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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-12673: Tom Mason (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 13 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that NHS Grampian does not receive lower funding per head than other territorial NHS boards.

Answered by: Shona Robison 22 November 2017

Population level is only one of a range of factors taken into account when calculating NRAC shares, which are used to inform allocations to NHS Boards. Other factors include, for example, relative deprivation.

NHS Grampian has received an additional £16.2 million in 2017-18, an increase of 1.8% which brings the board’s overall funding to £898.6 million and within 1 per cent of its target share of funding.

Since 2015-16 NHS Grampian has received additional funding of £47 million for the specific purpose of accelerating NRAC parity.