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Mike Weatherley (Hove, Conservative)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS spent on information technology in 2009.

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Simon Burns (The Minister of State, Department of Health; Chelmsford, Conservative)

Information technology (IT) expenditure reported by the national health service in the 2008-09 financial year amounted to 1,624 million, broken down as follows:

million
Strategic health authorities 27
Primary care trusts 682
NHS trusts 915

These figures comprise revenue expenditure (1,363 million) reported through an annual national survey of IT investment, and capital expenditure (261 million), including software licences, identified in NHS Accounts and reported by foundation trusts. They do not include expenditure by special health authorities or central expenditure funded by the Department.

The National programme for IT expenditure on behalf of the NHS for the 2008-09 financial year amounted to 1,063 million comprising revenue expenditure (528 million) and capital expenditure (535 million) of which includes non information management and technology associated costs.

Note:

Figures rounded to the nearest whole million

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