This report sets out the findings of a research project commissioned to inform the Standing Committee of Resource Allocation in NHSScotland on the quantum of funding required by NHS Boards to support undergraduate medical teaching (and the medical teaching of dental students) undertaken in NHSScotland.The research has involved two parallel research strands. Firstly, a detailed costing exercise has been undertaken in conjunction with the four medical schools to capture those costs directly identifiable with teaching delivery by NHSScotland. A parallel research strand has tested the hypothesis that teaching hospitals in Scotland also incur costs that are an indirect consequence of teaching.Both studies are intended to inform a new mechanism to distribute revenue support for teaching across Scotland's teaching NHS Boards on a transparent and equitable basis. If accepted, the new mechanism would replace the current 'Additional Costs of Teaching' (ACT) revenue adjustment system currently in use.
Hindle, G. (2003). Research on Additional Costs of Teaching in NHS Scotland Report for Standing Committee on Resource Allocation Act Sub-Group Final Report