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Funding formula based on health needs planned for Wales

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 14 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:69
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Radical changes in the way that NHS resources are allocated are being planned for Wales. Proposals for a new formula that would allocate money to different areas according to the health needs of the population have been presented to the National Assembly's Health and Social Services Committee.

    The formula would be based on the Welsh health survey, which gives detailed information about the health of a substantial representative sample of the population of Wales.

    Professor Peter Townsend, chairman of the national steering group, which prepared the report, said that changes are needed to reverse growing inequalities in health.

    “The UK government signed up to the …

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