FINANCE: An additional £3.9m has been taken out of Central Manchester CCG’s allocation to fund the commissioning of specialised services, minutes from its April board meeting state.

Under the government’s NHS reforms, many specialised services that were previously commissioned by primary care trusts are now the responsibility of national commissioner NHS England.

Minutes of Central Manchester CCG’s 17 April board meeting state: “As previously reported it has been acknowledged that the opening allocation adjustment to CCG budgets for specialist services migration is incorrect and as a consequence work has been undertaken to correct these transfer values.

“This has been particularly difficult to quantify as a result of the delay in receiving, and the granularity of, information on the services which would remain CCG responsibility and those which would transfer to [NHS England].

“To support this work a risk share agreement has been drawn up and initial transfer values will be reviewed again at month 4 and month 7 with the expectation that these reviews will amend any inaccuracies in the first iteration of this risk share and to inform allocations for 2014-15.

“The result of the work undertaken to date is a further reduction in CCG allocations of £11m of which our share is £3.9m. This value has been built into budget assumptions as a reduction in reserves until agreement is reached on the transfer mechanism.”