Health spending

Fact checks about increases and decreases in funding of the NHS, including the number of hospitals being built and record levels of funding

9 July 2019

Spending on the NHS in England

How much will the government spend on health in England over the next few years?

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Spending on the NHS in England
17 May 2019

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.

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Mental health spending in the English NHS
18 January 2019

Will local NHS services in England have £570 billion to spend over the next five years?

English CCGs budgets are set to increase by around £3 billion each year in real terms over the next five years.

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Will local NHS services in England have £570 billion to spend over the next five years?
26 November 2018

NHS England: £394 million more a week?

Spending on NHS England will have increased by £20.5 billion by 2023/24 compared to 2018/19. That doesn’t cover all health spending though, and of the money won’t come from a …

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NHS England: £394 million more a week?
19 November 2018

Do diabetes prescriptions cost £1 billion a year?

The net ingredient cost in 2017/18 of prescription items for diabetes in England was around £1 billion. But that doesn’t factor in things like discounts the NHS might receive or …

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Do diabetes prescriptions cost £1 billion a year?
2 November 2018

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 of the investigation into Arron Banks.

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BBC Question Time: Recap and Factcheck
19 October 2018

Is £84 billion being spent on the NHS?

The increase is £20.5 billion in real-terms for the NHS in England between 2018/19 and 2023/24.

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Is £84 billion being spent on the NHS?
15 August 2018

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.

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NHS pay deal: why are some staff not getting their promised rises?
17 July 2018

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.

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How much of the NHS budget is spent on people over 85?
6 July 2018

How is the NHS funded?

Most NHS funding is from general taxation, some from National Insurance contributions and a few percent come from patient charges.

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How is the NHS funded?

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