NHS England reveals one in four CCGs faces financial problems

A quarter of CCGs face problems 'making ends meet', according to NHS England's chief financial officer.

Speaking at the Commissioning Show in east London on Wednesday, Paul Baumann explained NHS England's wish for CCGs to make at least a 1% surplus, spend at least 2% of their budget non-recurrently and have a contingency in reserve of 0.5%.

During a session headlined How can CCGs achieve financial balance in their first year? Mr Baumann was asked about uncertainty over CCG allocations for 2013/14 and specifically about the split of specialised services responsibility and subsequent funding.

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