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Question for Department of Health

UIN 71657, tabled on 21 April 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the costs to the NHS and social care system of treatment for (a) alcohol abuse, (b) obesity and (c) viral hepatitis in each of the last five years.

Answered on

27 April 2017

Data on costs is not available in the format requested. However the health costs associated with alcohol misuse are estimated to cost the National Health Service in England around £3.5 billion each year and the latest estimate of the cost to the NHS in England of overweight or obesity related ill-health is £5.1 billion each year.

Data is not available by cause of condition to provide an expenditure estimate requested for viral hepatitis.