Health finance

All Commons Briefing Papers
22 Documents
DateDescription
06.07.2015Health and care professional regulator fees
This briefing provides an overview of changes to the health and care professional regulator fees.
02.07.2015The prescription charge and other NHS charges
This briefing outlines the provisions for prescription, dental and other NHS charges under NHS legislation.
24.06.2015Local audit in England
This paper explains the new procedures for audit of local authorities and related bodies brought in by the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.
08.06.2015Health expenditure: Social Indicators page
Health expenditure: Social Indicators page. By Rachael Harker. SN/SG/2640.
01.06.2015The structure of the NHS in England
Major reforms to the structure of the health service in England were introduced by the Health and Social Care Act 2012, with a large number of new organisations established on 1 April 2013. This Library briefing provides an overview of the funding and accountability relationships under the new system, and an introduction to the roles of key organisations. This briefing also highlights some of the key health policy issues for the current Parliament, including patient safety, funding, and the integration of health and social care.
27.05.2015NHS Charges for Overseas Visitors
NHS Charges for Overseas Visitors. By Thomas Powell. CBP-3051.
19.05.2015Key Issues for the 2015 Parliament
This book examines the key issues facing the House of Commons over the course of the 2015 Parliament - from the public finances to the UK's membership of the EU and from school places for children to climate change.
23.02.2015Dementia: Statistics on prevalence and an outline of the Government's work to improve diagnosis, care and research 2015.
This note outlines Government, NHS and other statutory bodies' work to improve dementia diagnosis, care and support and research. It also includes statistics, tables and maps on age-adjusted dementia prevalence across the UK, including for each English Parliamentary constituency.
05.12.2014National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill [Bill 18 of 2014-15]
This Library briefing paper provides information on the National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill, which received its Second Reading on 21 November 2014. The Bill seeks to make changes to a number of provisions in the Health and Social Care Act 2012 relating to: ministerial responsibility for the NHS, competition and procurement policy, and the limits set on NHS hospitals' private income. The Bill also includes measures intended to exempt the NHS from the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Treaty.
13.03.2014Health and Wellbeing Boards (England)
This note provides information on Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs), which were introduced as statutory committees of all upper-tier local authorities under the Health and Social Care Act 2012. HWBs, which came fully into effect on 1 April 2013, are intended to; improve the health and wellbeing of the people in their area; reduce health inequalities; and, promote the integration of services.
13.03.2014Local authorities' public health responsibilities (England)
This note sets out the main statutory duties for public health that were conferred on local authorities by the Health and Social Care Act 2012. The note includes information on public health funding; how local authorities have been spending their ring-fenced public health grants; and on accountability arrangements.
13.01.2014Clinical commissioning group (CCG) funding
This note provides information on the resource allocation formula for distributing funding for health services in England to local commissioning groups: clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). It includes the historical use of allocation formulas; the formula that was proposed and rejected for the 2013-14 funding round; and information on the new CCG allocations for 2014-15 and 2015/16.
11.12.2013Care Bill [HL]
The Care Bill would consolidate existing legislation for adult social care in England into a single framework, and introduce reforms to the way care and support is accessed and funded. It also includes reforms to the regulation of health services and care standards.
05.11.2012Regional pay in the NHS
This standard note provides background to the House of Commons Opposition-day debate on regional pay in the NHS on 7 November 2012.
19.09.2012EU bibliographies: Directive on cross-border health care
This Note brings together documents relevant to the draft directive on the application of patients' rights in cross-border healthcare (EC Draft 11307/2008).
03.04.2012NHS Expenditure
NHS Expenditure by Rachael Harker. Documents NHS expenditure since 1948; summary of the structure of the NHS and how it is financed; description of how Primary Care Trusts are allocated funding
24.05.2011Health expenditure: international comparisons
In the UK expenditure on health comes largely from public funds, with 82.6% of total expenditure on health coming from public expenditure. This is the fifth highest proportion among OECD countries and is similar to other northern European countries. In the United States less than half of total health expenditure comes from public funds.
25.01.2011NHS Commissioning
This note looks at the development of commissioning arrangements in the NHS in England up to April 2013 and provides background to the Coalition Government's policies for reform. It is intended as historical background to Library Standard Note setting out current health service structures and commissioning functions, The reformed health service, and commissioning arrangements in England (SN06749).
21.10.2010Primary Care Trusts: funding and expenditure
A description of the process by which allocations are made to Primary Care Trusts in England; an analysis of local differences in funding levels; and details of PCT expenditure by health area
14.10.2010Pay in the NHS
This note gives details of pay bands and actual earnings of hospital doctors, GPs and other NHS staff in England
16.10.2008NHS Expenditure on Agency Staff
Trends in expenditure on non-NHS (agency etc.) staff amongst NHS Trusts, PCTs, SHAs, and in the NHS as a whole.
03.12.1998Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Bill: Bill 3 1998/99
The Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Bill: Bill 3 1998/99. House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/108.