The Kings fund have put together key facts and figures about the NHS costs and spending.
How much does health and care cost?
In 2018/19 the Department for Health and Social Care spent £130.3 billion. This money is used to fund a wide range of health and care services including public health, GP services, training, vaccinations, ambulance, mental health, community, hospital and some parts of non-NHS health and social care services. £2.9 billion of the Department for Health and Social Care’s budget is spent on administration costs for the department and system as a whole, such as running costs for the department, regulatory costs and business services like the NHS payroll.
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