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NHS: Procurement

Question for Department of Health

UIN 66091, tabled on 1 March 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of the NHS budget was spent on commissioning private providers in each of the last five years.

Answered on

6 March 2017

The requested information is supplied in the following table:

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

£ million

£ million

£ million

£ million

£ million

Total commissioner spend on independent sector

5,320

5,669

6,467

8,067

8,722

Total National Health Service revenue expenditure

100,266

102,570

106,495

110,554

114,730

Spend on independent sector as a percentage of total NHS revenue spend

5.3%

5.5%

6.1%

7.3%

7.6%

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care
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