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The report presents NHS expenditure by programme of care allocated based on the medical condition the expenditure relates to for April 2016 to March 2017.

Main points

  • Total expenditure for all programme budget categories was £6,381 million or £2,050 per head of the population.
  • Total expenditure in 2016-17 was 4.3% higher than expenditure in 2015-16 and 33% higher from a decade ago.
  • The largest single programme budget category was spending on mental health problems, which amounted to 11.2% of the total.
  • Spending per head of the population on clinical programmes, ranged from £11.16 on hearing problems to £228.79 on mental health problems.


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