Resource allocation

Details of the approach used to determine the fair share of allocation of available Health and Social Care resources within Northern Ireland.

Role of the department

The Department provides guidance to the Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) regarding the equitable distribution of resources between its Local Commissioning Groups (LCGs), this guidance is provided through the regional capitation formula.

Capitation formula

The regional capitation formula is used to determine the fair allocation of the available resources for each geographical area being considered for the allocation year.

Details of the current formula

The formula is updated annually with the latest demographic and expenditure data. Information on the 2014/15 model can be found below.

Current research reports

Research to update the models used in the formula is carried out on a continuous and rolling basis, links to the most recent related publications can be found below.

Previous report 

Additional products from models

In addition to using the model for resource allocation there are also a number of additional products created as a by-product of the modelling work. Some of these products are included here.

Additional information around the funding of primary care can be found at GP activity, funding and prescribing statistics

Additional technical reports

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