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NHS: Per Capita Costs

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 9 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost of the NHS in (a) cash and (b) real terms per (i) family, (ii) household and (iii) person in England in each year since 1990. (290772)

The following table shows national health service expenditure per head in England since 1990. The Department does not routinely collect or collate data on a family or household basis so this further information has not been supplied. However, indicative estimates could be derived from expenditure per head figures.

Total net NHS expenditure per head for England 1990-91 to 2008-09

Net NHS spend per head nominal (£)

Net NHS spend per head real (2008-09 prices) (£)

1990-91

outturn

468

756

1991-92

outturn

530

808

1992-93

outturn

583

863

1993-94

outturn

602

867

1994-95

outturn

634

900

1995-96

outturn

661

912

1996-97

outturn

680

904

1997-98

outturn

712

923

1998-99

outturn

740

939

1999-2000

outturn

810

1,008

2000-01

outturn

890

1,093

2001-02

outturn

980

1,178

2002-03

outturn

1,082

1,259

2003-04

outturn

1,218

1,379

2004-05

outturn

1,353

1,490

2005-06

outturn

1,451

1,569

2006-07

outturn

1,513

1,589

2007-08

outturn

1,626

1,662

2008-09

plan

1,774

1,774

Notes:

1. Gross Domestic Product deflator 30 June 2009.

Expenditure figures 1990-91 to 1997-98.

2. Expenditure figures are on a cash basis.

3. Calculation derived from ONS Population mid-estimates. Expenditure figures 1998-99 to 2002-03.

4. Expenditure in 1998-99 is on a cash basis.

5. Expenditure figures from 1999-2000 to 2002-03 are on a Stage 1 Resource Budgeting basis.

6. Per head figures are rounded to the nearest £10.

Source:

Expenditure figures for England - Department of Health, England.

Expenditure figures 2002-03 to 2008-09

7. Health Expenditure is defined under the HM Treasury's Total Expenditure on Services (TES aggregate). This definition allows comparison on the same basis between England and the Devolved Administrations. The TES definition of Health Expenditure for England includes most Department of Health resource near cash (excludes certain items e.g. grants to local authorities) plus local authority spending, Medical Research Council spending plus National Lottery spending on health.

8. Near cash can be defined as transactions that have an impact on cash flow in the short term, e.g. pay and pension costs on goods and services, or cash payments for the release of provisions.

Source:

HM Treasury Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses 2009 Tables 9.11 and 9.15

9. Figures are not consistent over the period therefore it is difficult to make comparisons across different periods

10. Figures may not be consistent with those published elsewhere due to updated sources.