FINANCE: South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group is underfunded by more than 8 per cent in 2013-14, board papers claim.

The CCG’s September finance report said the gap between its actual allocation and its “fair share” or target allocations had been “officially calculated” at £21.9m.

It said its predecessor South Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust had “received non recurrent financial support for several years” including £9.7m in 2012-13.

The CCG is planning to deliver a surplus of £0.244m in 2013-14, equivalent to 0.1 per cent of the baseline allocation and below the national target set by the NHS Operational Framework of 1.0 per cent.

The report said the CCG had “also agreed a planned level of headroom” of 0.23 per cent, below the 2 per cent top slice recommended by NHS England and no financial contingency.

It concluded: “The CCG’s medium term financial plan delivers the Operational Framework targets by 2016-17.”