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What’s happened to NHS spending and staffing in the past 25 years?BMJ 2023; 380 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.p564 (Published 15 March 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;380:p564
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- John Appleby, director of research and chief economist
- Nuffield Trust, London, UK
Twenty five years ago, in the financial year 1998-99, the Department of Health in England spent £36.6bn in total, equivalent to £59bn in 2021-22 prices. The bulk of this covered the NHS but also included public health, arm’s length health bodies, and other health services. Today, in 2022-23, the department’s planned spending (excluding special covid spending) is likely to be around £165bn in 2021-22 prices, a real terms increase of 180%.
On average, this has meant …
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