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Community Care

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for South Cambridgeshire of 30 June 2008, Official Report, column 615W, on community care, how much the NHS spent on NHS-funded nursing care in each year; and what projections he has made of (a) number receiving such care and (b) cost of the care in each of the next 20 years. (231980)

Information on the cost of providing national health service-funded nursing care is not collected centrally.

The Department commissioned the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) at the London School of Economics to produce projections of long-term care for older people and associated expenditure. Their latest projections are published in PSSRU Discussion Paper 2514 of March 2008 (Wittenberg et al, 2008), a copy of which has been placed in the Library.