Event / NHS allocations to ICBs – processes, methods, models and supporting publications

14:00, 3 July 2023, GMT

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How are integrated care boards (ICBs) allocated funding by NHS England? In this webinar, NHS England’s Analysis and Insight for Finance team set out the process and method of resource allocations. The team explain what data it uses to derive its fair shares model, and how this model uses need and cost adjustments to estimate need for different service components. The presentation then discusses how the resulting target shares are combined with ICB baselines and a convergence adjustment to result in final allocations.

The webinar also discusses the latest updates to the model used for the 2023/24 and 2024/25 allocations and underlying data, as well as presenting what data and supporting documentations and tools have been published. This additional information is intended to support finance professionals as well as analysts in understanding (changes to) their ICB’s allocations and provide supporting evidence for allocating to sub-ICB places, down to the GP practice level.

Click here to watch the video recording from this webinar on-demand.
Click here to view and download the presentation slides from this webinar.

Here are the follow-up answers from the presenters to the questions they were unable to provide the answer to during the live webinar.

Q. Is there any movement on the discussions regarding the allocation of future CDEL to cover for IFRS16 Finance lease costs?
A. We intend to set out details of the framework and system allocations for managing IFRS16 impacts for 23/24 shortly.

Q. Quite often within the RRL it is difficult to determine what allocation changes relate to. There can be missing contact information etc, which for a large ICB, makes it hard to identify the relevant parties that these allocations should be directed to.
A. We are working with the allocations team to improve the completion of contact details etc. when allocations change.  Where it is unclear or contact details are not included, ICBs should email [email protected] who will be able to provide further details.

Q. Could you provide any info or signpost me to information specifically on how the Adult Discharge Fund was allocated?
A. The 2023/24 allocation was been constructed on the basis of half the funding on a fair shares (weighted population) basis and half the funding on discharge performance (adjusted to reflect population size using weighted population data), with 2024/25 on a fully fair shares basis. Any further clarifications can be sought from [email protected].
CPD accredited webinar
This webinar has CPD accredited status with The CPD Standards Office. Delegates that attend will receive an accredited CPD Certificate of Attendance. 


  • Dr Stephen Lorrimer
  • Elbereth Puts
  • Neil Lester
  • Debbie Paterson