No-one knows the exact cost or benefit of the NHS internal market in England
A widely-quoted estimate of £10 billion as the cost of the NHS internal market can’t be backed up by the evidence.
NHS Scotland: how much is being spent?
NHS Scotland spending is planned to increase by £2 billion, accounting for projected inflation, between 2006/07 and 2018/19.
How much money does the NHS need and how much is it actually getting?
Experts said NHS England needed £4 billion in 2018/19. The government announced in November it will receive £1.6 billion, or £1.9 billion including capital spending.
NHS spending on mental health
We don't know for sure how much NHS England spends on mental health.
How much is spent on health and social care in the NHS?
Around 83% of English acute hospital trusts are in deficit so far this year. Social care spending has also fallen by £1.3 billion since 2010.
Is austerity linked to 120,000 unnecessary deaths?
A report estimates 120,000 more people have died since 2010 than would have if the mortality rate from 2001-10 had stayed the same. Restrictions on health and social care spending are one of several possible reasons for this.
Spending on the NHS in England
How much will the government spend on health in England over the next few years, and is it really putting an extra £10 billion in?
Will £500 million make any difference to the NHS at winter?
Government after government has considered £500 million plenty of money to boast about giving the NHS to help deal with the extra pressures of winter.
Has the NHS got the money it asked for?
The NHS “got less than we asked for”, the chief of NHS England Simon Stevens told MPs in the Public Accounts Committee in January.
Election 2017: what the parties haven’t told voters
Full Fact factchecks what the parties do say. Often what they haven't said matters even more.
Naylor Review: will the Conservatives sell NHS property to developers?
Readers have asked us to look into claims about the Naylor Review and its recommendations on selling NHS land.
What is the NHS budget?
NHS funding works differently across the country, but most of the budget comes from the Government.
Liberal Democrat Manifesto: NHS finances
What is the state of NHS finances?
What is the NHS paying for Private Finance Initiatives?
The Department of Health paid £2 billion last year in charges for PFIs on the NHS.
NHS spending: the lowest financial settlement ever?
The NHS is getting more money every year, but the rate of increase in the 2010s is smaller than in any previous decade, experts warn.
The half-a-trillion NHS
Adding up five years’ worth of spending on the NHS to get a really big number doesn’t tell us very much.
Health tourism savings won't plug the hole in NHS funding
Estimates show health tourism costs up to £300 million a year, but savings from this alone won't fill the gap in funding for the NHS.
Global health spending: how does the UK compare?
Compared to countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, health spending in the UK as a proportion of GDP was above average in 2014.
NHS spending is going up, but other health spending isn’t
Government plans will see £5 billion rise in overall health spending in England by 2020, once you adjust for inflation.
The government has misquoted the head of NHS England on spending plans
The government has misquoted a statement from Simon Stevens in 2015.
The cost of training a doctor
It’s wrong to say that training a doctor costs "the taxpayer" £230,000.
NHS trusts in deficit
The latest figures show that 75% of acute trusts (hospitals) are in deficit.