FINANCE: NHS Sandwell has asked NHS West Midlands for £8.9m of the region’s top-sliced funds set aside for non-recurrent spending.
Under the 2011-12 operating framework, 2 per cent of PCT recurrent budgets are being withheld by SHAs to pay for non-recurrent costs associated with the transition and can only be accessed via a business case.
It wants to use £7.7m to support the agreed Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals Trust contract for 2011-12, and a further £1.2m to enable mental health service
The outcome of the strategic health authority approval process will be communicated over the next few weeks.
NHS Sandwell, finance and performance committee report
28 May 2011