FINANCE: The North of Tyne primary care trust cluster has announced the delegated budgets for its shadow clinical commissioning groups for 2012-13.

They are £300.4m for North Tyneside CCG, £439.1m for Northumberland CCG, £193.3m for Newcastle West - previously known as Newcastle Bridges, and £185.8m for Newcastle North and East - formerly named TyneHealth CCG.

The Newcastle groups were renamed to reflect the Department of Health’s naming convention.

The budgets were calculated with a method attempting to anticipate real CCG allocations from 2013-14, partly based on historical spend and partly based on a weighted allocation formula, excluding services which will not be commissioned by CCGs.