How much does health and care cost?

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The Kings fund have put together key facts and figures about the NHS costs and spending.

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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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What percentage of GDP does the United Kingdom spend on health compared to other countries? 

In 2018 the United Kingdom spent 9.8 per cent of GDP on health. When compared to similar countries (those in the EU-15G7 and Anglosphere) this is slightly below the average of 10.1 per cent.

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