NHS: Per Capita Costs
Daniel Poulter (Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, Conservative)
The average cost of national health service primary care in England for 2011-12 was £394 per patient.
This figure was calculated by adding together the net costs spent on NHS primary medical care of £8,397 million, NHS dental care of £2,222 million, NHS pharmaceutical services including primary care drugs of £9,827 million and NHS eye care services of £491 million.
The sum of £20,937 million was then divided by the population for England, which was 53,107,200 in mid-2011 according to the Office for National Statistics.
It is not possible to provide the average cost for an adult patient, as it is not possible to disaggregate centrally the individual elements of primary care resources that have been consumed by adults and those consumed by children.