Programme budgeting

The Department initiated the national programme budget project in 2002 to develop a source of information, which shows ‘where the money is going’ and ‘what we are getting for the money we invest in the NHS’.

Programme budgeting data has been collected since 2003-04. The annual programme budgeting data collection requires primary care trusts to analyse their expenditure by specific healthcare conditions, such as cancer and mental health. There are currently 23 programme budgeting categories, which are based on the World Health Organisation (WHO) International Classification of Disease (ICD10). A focus on medical condition, in this way, forges a close link between expenditure and patient care, helping healthcare commissioners to examine the health gain obtainable through investment; and inform the understanding around equity; and how patterns of expenditure map to the epidemiology of the local population.

2011-12 programme budgeting guidance

Guidance documents for the 2011-12 programme budgeting data collection are now available. Published on 12 June 2012 the programme budgeting guidance is aimed at supporting commissioners and NHS providers in … Read more → – 2011-12 programme budgeting guidance

2003-04 to 2010-11 programme budgeting data

Programme budgeting data is available at England and primary care trust (PCT) level for financial years from 2003-04 to 2010-11. The tool enables commissioners to identify: how they spend their … Read more → – 2003-04 to 2010-11 programme budgeting data

Health investment tools

The Health Investment website, created in 2010 as part of the QIPP Right Care Programme, aims to help commissioners in improving their ability to achieve the best health outcomes from … Read more → – Health investment tools

Overview of the programme budgeting methodology

For those who are new to the concept of programme budgeting an overview of the methodology has been published. This document includes the key facts relating to programme budgeting and … Read more → – Overview of the programme budgeting methodology