Bitesize course / Allocating resources to address health inequalities

Explore how health inequalities are reflected in health allocations

6 hours Intermediate
6 CPD hours Free to NHS

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This course explores how allocations incorporate health inequality factors when set nationally, and how this translates to local places. We look at national formulae for integrated care board allocations and how the various determinants of health are reflected within them. We investigate how systems and joint planning, together with local knowledge, are central to addressing local issues.

This course is suitable for finance staff, clinical and medical staff, and staff new to the NHS.


  • The NHS England allocation formula for distributing resources to ICBs
  • Primary care funding: the global sum
  • Integrated care board (ICB) allocations to places.

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6 hours of accredited CPD

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Stephanie Brown