We thought it helpful for you to be aware of the extra funding planned for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in England. A draft press release is below but you may want to localise it:

Press Release

Funding for [our area’s] health services rises by £23.5 million

[our area]’s health services – such as G.P.s, hospitals and walk-in centres – will receive an extra £23.5 million in funding this year.

The new funding, which is distributed by NHS England, is a x% rise from [our area’s] previous allocation.

The increase also follows the extra £2 billion given to the NHS by the Coalition Government in the Autumn Statement last year.

Local Liberal Democrats have welcomed the rise in funding – but has also said they will continue to push for even more money for local services.

Commenting, [your name] said:

“I am delighted with the huge rise in funding for our local health services. The money will help our hard-working health professionals, and hopefully reduce waiting times and improve care for local residents.

“But there is still more that can be done – and I will keep putting the case forward for even more money for local care and health services”


Allocations publication letter: http://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/allctn-publ-letter-191214.pdf

Documents: http://www.england.nhs.uk/resources/resources-for-ccgs/#finance

Extra Funding by CCG (ALDC members only download) (MS Excel)

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