How we spend your money

We value the important principles that the NHS was founded on: healthcare free at the point of use, funded from general taxation, and available to all based on need and not their ability to pay.

To provide transparency and to allow the people to hold public bodies such as the CCGs to account, we now publish information relating to all expenditure over £25,000 every month. ‘Expenditure’ includes all individual invoices, grant payments, expense payments, payments to GPs and other such transactions. Payments to staff are not included in this disclosure.

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How we decide what to spend your money on

As CCGs we work closely with healthcare providers to ensure they are providing safe, high quality services. We also work very closely with local authorities and the voluntary sector to ensure services are integrated and meet the needs of patients and their families.

Each year commissioners at the CCGs work with clinical leads and service providers to develop commissioning intentions and aspirations to be taken forward into the following financial year.

Commissioning intentions are defined as things we’ve already developed or can develop for implementation for the beginning of the new financial year. Commissioning aspirations are defined as things we’ve partially developed or will develop for implementation during the financial year. Both these intentions and aspirations are developed in line with national or local policy or where a need in service provision has been identified.

Once a commissioning intention/aspiration is identified it is scored based on a number of indicators and is then prioritised alongside all the other intentions and aspirations.

An independent evaluation panel, which includes patient participation group representation, reviews the scoring given to the commissioning intentions and aspirations in order to ensure transparency and avoid any bias with regard to the service development.

Where the commissioning intention or aspiration relates to an existing provider, these are taken forward as part of contract negotiations.

What we don’t pay for

To ensure that we can provide the best care for the maximum number of people, it is vital that we make every penny count.

Carrying out operations and medical procedures that are not of great health benefit uses up resources that could be spent on really making a difference elsewhere. This is why doctors and health professionals across Lancashire have put together a list of procedures that the NHS does not carry out, as well as others that are only carried out if patients meet special criteria or during exceptional circumstances. By way of example, we don’t generally carry out operations or procedures to treat hair loss or remove tattoos for cosmetic reasons.

You can obtain a copy of the full list from your doctor, or view it on the policies page.

It is important to remember though that, while the NHS does not generally fund operations that have little health benefit in general, there are times when there may be overwhelming health benefits for an individual patient.

If this is the case, your doctor, on your behalf, will explain the exceptional circumstances to a request panel consisting of doctors and other health experts here at the CCGs, and a decision will be reached on an individual, case-by-case basis.

Blackpool CCG Expenditure

NameSizeHits
Over 25k Report December 2015 78 KB54
Over 25k Report June 2016 90 KB48
Over 25k Report May 2016 98 KB53
Over 25k Report April 2016 0.1 MB47
Over 25k Report May 2014 0.1 MB51
Over 25k Report June 2014 0.1 MB48
Over 25K Report October 2014 0.1 MB47
Over 25k Report February 2015 0.1 MB37
Over 25k Report September 2014 0.1 MB43
Over 25k Report July 2014 0.1 MB51
Over 25k Report December 2014 0.1 MB33
Over 25k Report January 2015 0.1 MB40
Over 25k Report April 2015 0.1 MB37
Over 25k Report November 2014 0.1 MB47
Over 25k Report April 2014 0.1 MB48
Over 25k Report August 2014 0.1 MB52
Over 25k Report March 2015 0.1 MB51
Over 25k Report August 2015 0.2 MB44
Over 25k Report September 2015 0.2 MB45
Over 25k Report June 2015 0.2 MB38
Over 25k Report July 2015 0.2 MB49
Over 25k Report October 2015 0.2 MB47
Over 25k Report May 2015 0.2 MB53
Over 25k Report November 2015 0.2 MB38
Over 25k Report December 2017 0.2 MB51
Over 25k Report January 2018 0.2 MB32
Over 25k Report February 2018 0.2 MB41
Over 25k Report July 2017 0.2 MB47
Over 25k Report April 2017 0.2 MB47
Over 25k Report July 2016 0.2 MB54
Over 25k Report September 2017 0.2 MB45
Over 25k Report February 2017 0.2 MB54
Over 25k Report December 2016 0.2 MB48
Over 25k Report August 2017 0.2 MB49
Over 25k Report May 2017 0.2 MB53
Over 25k Report November 2016 0.2 MB60
Over 25k Report January 2017 0.2 MB46
Over 25k Report October 2016 0.2 MB52
Over 25k Report September 2016 0.2 MB45
Over 25k Report June 2017 0.2 MB49
Over 25k Report August 2016 0.3 MB44
Over 25k Report October 2017 0.3 MB63
Over 25k Report March 2017 0.3 MB49
Over 25k Report April 2018 0.3 MB55
Over 25k Report June 2018 0.3 MB54
Over 25k Report July 2018 0.3 MB52
Over 25k Report May 2018 0.4 MB55
Over 25k Report September 2018 0.4 MB50
Over 25k Report February 2019 0.4 MB30
Over 25k Report March 2019 0.4 MB31
Over 25k Report October 2018 0.4 MB48
Over 25k Report August 2018 0.4 MB55
Over 25k Report December 2018 0.4 MB52
Over 25k Report January 2019 0.4 MB48
Over 25k Report November 2017 0.5 MB53

Fylde and Wyre CCG Expenditure

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Over 25k Report April 2013 4 KB48
Over 25k Report August 2013 5 KB2
Over 25k Report July 2014 5 KB46
Over 25k Report August 2014 5 KB2
Over 25k Report June 2013 5 KB48
Over 25k Report November 2014 5 KB38
Over 25k Report September 2013 5 KB48
Over 25k Report December 2013 5 KB40
Over 25k Report June 2014 6 KB41
Over 25k Report May 2014 6 KB40
Over 25k Report October 2014 6 KB2
Over 25k Report November 2013 6 KB37
Over 25k Report December 2014 6 KB49
Over 25k Report May 2015 6 KB50
Over 25k Report February 2014 6 KB51
Over 25k Report October 2013 6 KB39
Over 25k Report November 2015 6 KB61
Over 25k Report October 2015 6 KB35
Over 25k Report April 2015 6 KB35
Over 25k Report January 2015 6 KB43
Over 25k Report January 2014 7 KB36
Over 25k Report April 2014 7 KB41
Over 25k Report February 2015 7 KB44
Over 25k Report September 2015 7 KB38
Over 25k Report July 2013 7 KB32
Over 25k Report September 2014 7 KB41
Over 25k Report January 2016 7 KB56
Over 25k Report July 2015 8 KB42
Over 25k Report August 2015 8 KB48
Over 25k Report February 2016 8 KB64
Over 25k Report June 2015 8 KB32
Over 25k Report May 2013 8 KB63
Over 25k Report December 2015 9 KB48
Over 25k Report March 2016 14 KB71
Over 25k Report March 2015 15 KB48
Over 25k Report March 2014 16 KB34
Over 25k Report October 2017 35 KB62
Over 25k Report January 2017 36 KB66
Over 25k Report January 2018 37 KB69
Over 25k Report April 2018 37 KB59
Over 25k Report October 2016 38 KB48
Over 25k Report July 2016 38 KB55
Over 25k Report February 2018 39 KB82
Over 25k Report July 2017 39 KB46
Over 25k Report August 2016 39 KB3
Over 25k Report December 2017 40 KB75
Over 25k Report November 2017 40 KB57
Over 25k Report November 2016 40 KB44
Over 25k Report February 2017 41 KB84
Over 25k Report April 2017 41 KB58
Over 25k Report December 2016 42 KB64
Over 25k Report April 2016 42 KB55
Over 25k Report May 2016 43 KB49
Over 25k Report September 2016 43 KB65
Over 25k Report June 2016 43 KB60
Over 25k Report August 2017 43 KB3
Over 25k Report September 2017 45 KB60
Over 25k Report May 2018 46 KB57
Over 25k Report March 2018 46 KB63
Over 25k Report May 2017 47 KB70
Over 25k Report March 2017 49 KB69
Over 25k Report June 2017 58 KB71

Last updated on 5 June 2019 at 13:34 by Communications and Engagement Assistant