Access to Palliative Care and Treatment of Children Bill [HL]: Committee Stage: Lords Amendment

After Clause 1

Insert the following new Clause—
“Funding support for palliative care in England
(1) In making an allotment to the health service in England for each financial year specified in the table in subsection (3), the Secretary of State must allot an amount that is at least the amount specified in relation to that financial year for the purposes of enabling each NHS clinical services commissioner to support the funding of the provision of services set out in section 1(1).
(2) Such allotment must be additional to that funded by the NHS at local level for palliative care services which as a minimum must be maintained at 2019–20 levels with an uplift for inflation in each financial year until 31 March 2024.
(3) The table is as follows—

Financial Year

Amount

Ending with 31 March 2021

£25,850,000

Ending with 31 March 2022

£26,679,000

Ending with 31 March 2023

£27,636,000

Ending with 31 March 2024

£28,516,000

Decision: Not yet debated