On the basis of the new RAWP
formula, each of the four Thames health regions was considerably over target and, in consequence, their financial growth rate was to be set below the national average.
Since the 1970s the Resource Allocation Working Party (RAWP
) formula has been used to allocate funds to the regions to achieve distributional equity across the country.
Since 1977, the allocation of resources among regions has been based on the Resource Allocation Working Party (RAWP
) formula, with the objective of securing geographical equity in the availability of resources (Department of Health and Social Security, 1976).