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Department of Health publish 2009/10 spending plans

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) has published its annual report, the Strategic Resources Framework (SRF), highlighting where expenditure for 2009/10 was intended to be spent.

The report highlights how £3.7billion of the Department’s £4.4billion revenue budget was planned to be spent on Health & Social Care and is available to download from the Department’s website.

The SRF 2009/10 shows that Acute Services account for £1.2billion of the total planned expenditure by commissioners an increase of £52million on funds last year. This, together with funds to be spent on Elderly Care, accounts for half the total financial resources covered in the report.

A spokesperson for DHSSPS said: “The Strategic Resources Framework is an annual publication that highlights where the Department plans to spend its funds. By making these plans available to the public, the Department is showing tax payers where their money was planned to be spent. The Department remains committed to providing clarity and accountability in the use of public funds.”

“The report also helps the Department to analyse what services are being delivered at a detailed geographical level. This helps us to ensure greater transparency for political representatives and the general public.”

Notes to editors:

1. The SRF 2009/10 report is available online.

2. SRF 2009/10 covers expenditure of £3.7billion of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety’s total revenue allocation of £4.4billion. The remaining £0.7billion was to be spent on other services including Professional Teaching and Training and capital investments. Revenue refers to the money that is required each year to pay salaries and provide services. It excludes capital funds to purchase buildings and equipment.

3. Media enquiries to the DHSSPS Press Office on 028 9052 0571. Out of office hours please contact the Duty Press Officer via pager number 07699 715 440 and your call will be returned.