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Musculoskeletal Disorders: Finance

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the annual cost to the NHS of treating musculoskeletal conditions. (249347)

Estimates of national health service expenditure on problems of the musculoskeletal system are available from programme budgeting returns, which can be found in the “Department of Health: Departmental Report 2008”, a copy of which has been placed in the Library, and show for the 2006-07 financial year, the latest for which figures are available, estimated NHS expenditure on problems of the musculoskeletal system was £3.5 billion. Musculo skeletal system expenditure which falls under general medical services and personal medical services is not included in this figure.