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

17 November 2017

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.

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Is austerity linked to 120,000 unnecessary deaths?
29 September 2017

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.

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Will £500 million make any difference to the NHS at winter?
29 September 2017

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.

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Has the NHS got the money it asked for?
7 June 2017

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.

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Election 2017: what the parties haven’t told voters
5 June 2017

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.

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Naylor Review: will the Conservatives sell NHS property to developers?
1 June 2017

What is the NHS budget?

NHS funding works differently across the country, but most of the budget comes from the Government.

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What is the NHS budget?
26 May 2017

Liberal Democrat Manifesto: NHS finances

Nearly two-thirds of NHS trusts and foundation trusts ended the 2015/16 year in deficit.

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Liberal Democrat Manifesto: NHS finances
31 March 2017

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.

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What is the NHS paying for Private Finance Initiatives?
10 March 2017

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.

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NHS spending: the lowest financial settlement ever?
8 February 2017

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.

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The half-a-trillion NHS

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