Funds for Northamptonshire hospitals are £77 per person below promised levels

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NHS funding for Northamptonshire hospitals are seven per cent under the Government’s promised amount.

Latest figures show that the 2014/15 funding for NHS Nene (which covers the whole county bar Corby) to pay for hospital, community and mental health services is £1,021 per person, which is £77 (or seven per cent) below NHS England’s own target.

The figure puts Nene CCG in the worst 20 per cent of CCGs for underfunding in the country in this category.

Meanwhile, NHS Corby’s funding is £137 per person below the NHS England target, making it, based on promised funds, the most underfunded NHS trust in the country for hospital, community and mental health services.

-Northamptonshire also suffers in comparison with the rest of the country for primary care budgets.

The county is part of the Hertfordshire and South Midlands group, whose funding is two per cent below NHS England’s own targets.

Again, this places the county in the bottom 20 per cent in the country.

-And for public health funding, Northamptonshire is nine per cent below NHS England’s own targets, placing the county in the bottom 25 per cent nationally.