FINANCE: Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group’s resource limit will be reduced by £44.3m as a result of changes to how specialised services are commissioned.

A report to July’s board said the CCG would continue to commission 73 per cent of the service commissioned by the predecessor PCT cluster.  The other services will be commissioned by NHS England.

The report said the adjustment for specialised commissioning represents “a significant financial risk in that all acute activity associated with this adjustment is correctly charged”.

“[The] adjustment has been calculated as £44.334m reduction in resource limit for Dorset CCG. Currently £14.991m has been removed from contracts leaving a further balance of £29.343m to be processed with providers and Specialist Commissioning,” the report said.