Reference 2019-108

REF:           2019-108

Subject:       Financial penalties

 

Request:

Since 2011, NHS Trusts in England are subjected to financial penalties for higher than expected 30-day hospital readmission rates. However, information on trust-specific financial penalties is not currently available in the public domain. I hereby request an annual breakdown of all financial penalties imposed on your Trust, starting with financial year 2011/12 and ranging to financial year 2017/18. Specifically, I am requesting the following items listed for each financial year (2011/12; 2012/13; 2013/14; 2014/15; 2015/16; 2016/17; 2017/18):

  1. Total amount withheld (in £) in a respective financial year (i.e. the amount of the penalty)
  2. Total amount of readmission costs reimbursed in a respective financial year

 

 

Response:

1. Total amount withheld (in £) in a respective financial year (i.e. the amount of the penalty).
2011/12 Information not available.
2012/13
2013/14
2014/15 -730,963
2015/16 -726,234
2016/17 Zero due to AIC contract and ETO tariff.
2017/18
2018/19
2. Total amount of readmission costs reimbursed in a respective financial year
2011/12 Information not available.
2012/13
2013/14
2014/15 7,269,037
2015/16 7,273, 766
2016/17 Reimbursed in full due to ETO tariff and local contracting agreements.
2017/18
2018/19