Bedtime reading: Programme budgeting for kidney care
The 2007-2008 programme budgeting data was released this on 16 July. It allows organisations to gain a better understanding of where NHS resources are being used. The programme maps all PCT and SHA expenditure, including on primary care services, to 23 programmes of care based upon medical conditions. Renal care is now split from 17 problems of genito-urinary system into 17b. The overwhelming majority of the renal spend is in secondary care. It covers both dialysis and kidney transplantation; it makes interesting reading.