The government has given six hospitals money to upgrade buildings
…not 40 hospitals as the announcement initially suggested.
Money for the NHS: is it new or not?
It all depends on what you mean by new. But the £1 billion was money that had already been promised to hospitals but which they were unable to spend previously.
Was a record amount spent on private providers by the Department of Health?
£9.2 billion was spent on purchasing health care from private providers in 2018/19—a record amount in cash terms, but not in real terms or as a proportion of the department’s budget.
Spending on the NHS in England
How much will the government spend on health in England over the next few years?
Mental health spending in the English NHS
Around one in every ten pounds spent by the Department of Health in England goes on mental health in the NHS.
Will local NHS services in England have £570 billion to spend over the next five years?
Funding is expected to increase by around £3 billion each year in real terms.
NHS England: £394 million more a week?
Spending on NHS England will have increased by £394 million a week by 2023/24 compared to 2018/19. But the money won’t come from a “Brexit dividend" and doesn’t cover all health spending.
Do diabetes prescriptions cost £1 billion a year?
This is the cost before VAT and things like discounts the NHS in England might receive or extra costs relating to dispensing are applied – figures aren’t available on how much it actually costs.
BBC Question Time: Recap and Factcheck
Question Time on 1 November came from Clacton-on-Sea. Topics covered included income tax changes, austerity, early elections, policing priorities, and the impact on Brexit of the investigation into Arron Banks.
Is £84 billion being spent on the NHS?
There is a way of calculating the figures to reach this number, but it’s unhelpful and contains some potentially misleading figures.
NHS pay deal: why are some staff not getting their promised rises?
Some NHS staff were told they would all get a 3% pay rise from April this year, but many won’t get the full rise until later this financial year.
How much of the NHS budget is spent on people over 85?
Research suggests that by 2021/22 around 10% of health spending across the UK will go on those aged 85 plus.
How is the NHS funded?
Most of the money for the NHS comes from taxes in general, and some comes directly from employers and employees in the form of National Insurance contributions.
Satisfaction with the NHS peaked in 2010
Labour increased health spending from 1997-2010 by almost record levels. Satisfaction with the NHS peaked at 70% in 2010. It has since fallen to 57%.
The latest plans for NHS England spending outstrip both main parties’ manifesto pledges
Neither Labour nor the Conservatives’ NHS funding pledges at the last election were as big as the latest spending announcement from the government.
Who’s paying £20 billion for the NHS?
The Prime Minister has announced that the NHS in England will receive £20.5 million more in funding in real terms by 2023/24. We’ve looked at where this might come from.
Health and social care: What do we spend?
We spent almost £150 billion on healthcare across the UK in 2016/17 and a further £31 billion on social care for adults and children.
NHS pay: what’s the deal?
A proposed new pay deal would see pay rise by between 4.5% and 29% over the next three years. That’s higher than expected rises under the current pay structure.
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
NHS England spent £11.6 billion on mental health in 2016/17.
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.