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S5W-19236: ()

Date lodged: 4 October 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the Ministerial Statement (Health and Care Update) by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport on 4 October 2018, how much outstanding brokerage will be cancelled, broken down by NHS board in each of the last five years.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 29 October 2018

In 2018-19, it is anticipated that four Boards will require additional funding and that this will amount to £68 million. This will take the overall cumulative balance for Territorial Boards to approx. £150 million, which is broken down as follows:

 

Opening balance

2014-15 net brokerage

2015-16 net brokerage

2016-17 net brokerage

2017-18 net brokerage

2018-19 anticipated brokerage

Cumulative total

 

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

NHS Ayrshire & Arran

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

23.00

20.00

43.00

NHS Borders

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

10.00

10.00

NHS Highland

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

15.00

19.00

34.00

NHS Tayside

4.85

10.95

4.20

13.20

12.70

18.70

64.60

Total

151.60

The announcement on 4 October recognises that this additional funding has been spent on patient care and provides a clean slate for the four Territorial Boards with outstanding brokerage to take forward the measures set out in the health and social care delivery plan, ensuring that patient care remains the priority.