Mr. Robert Ainsworth
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what targets have been issued to regional health authorities to complete the move to capitation formula funding under the citizens charter.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
The weighted capitation funding policy was announced in the White Paper "Working for Patients", Cm 555, January 1989, paragraph 4.12.
We have made considerable progress in moving regional health authorities towards their weighted capitation shares, and in 1993–94 the position of RHA's allocations relative to weighted capitation shares is as shown in the table: 534W
RHA (1993–94) Percent. Northern 99.46 Yorkshire 99.77 Trent 99.36 East Anglia 99 34 North West Thames 102.03 North East Thames 101.15 South East Thames 100.30 South West Thames 101.16 Wessex 99.08 Oxford 99 60 South Western 99.35 West Midlands 99.49 Mersey 99.85 North Western 99.74