FINANCE: Dudley CCG has identified a financial risk over the level of commissioning activity which is transferred to NHS England.

The CCG has identified a revenue baseline in 2013/14 of £374.8m and is planning to achieve a surplus of £5.4m in the current financial year.

It’s latest set of board papers said: “The allocation, however, assumes the transfer of activity to the NCB [now NHS England] relating to the change in commissioning responsibility for additional services that are now to be commissioned nationally, ie specialised services.

“Due to the speed and complexity of the transfer, the actual value of the activity that will transfer cannot be quantified with accuracy at this stage, therefore a financial risk exists.”