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

6 July 2018

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%.

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Satisfaction with the NHS peaked in 2010
22 June 2018

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 government's latest announcement. The NHS is still set to get less per year …

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The latest plans for NHS England spending outstrip both main parties’ manifesto pledges
18 June 2018

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.

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Who’s paying £20 billion for the NHS?
25 May 2018

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.

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Health and social care: What do we spend?
3 April 2018

NHS pay: what’s the deal?

A proposed deal will see pay rise for some NHS staff by between 4.5% and 29% over three years, including both salary rises and staff pay progression. The rise will …

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NHS pay: what’s the deal?
27 February 2018

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.

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No-one knows the exact cost or benefit of the NHS internal market in England
26 January 2018

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.

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NHS Scotland: how much is being spent?
12 January 2018

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.

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How much money does the NHS need and how much is it actually getting?
19 December 2017

NHS spending on mental health

NHS England spent £11.6 billion on mental health in 2016/17.

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NHS spending on mental health
15 December 2017

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.

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How much is spent on health and social care in the NHS?

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