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NHS Final Audited Figures (2006-07)

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 17 October 2007

My Department has today published the audited figures for the NHS for the financial year 2006-07. These show that the NHS recorded a net surplus in 2006-07 of £514.6 million.

My Department’s report on NHS finance and performance at quarter one of 2007-08 indicated that the NHS is on course to deliver a very healthy surplus at the end of the current financial year. This forecast surplus gives flexibility for the NHS at local level to continue to deliver the changes needed to ensure that patients see improvements in both access to, and the quality of, care.

Audited figures, by organisation for each strategic health authority, have been placed in the Library, and will be published today on the Department’s website at:

Copies are available to hon. Members from the Vote Office.