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Palliative Care: Finance

Health written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of Gavin Williamson Gavin Williamson Conservative, South Staffordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS spent on palliative care in each year since 2005-06.

Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow The Minister of State, Department of Health

This information is not collected centrally. The Department has conducted a special exercise to collect information on new investment in end of life care in 2009-10 and 2010-11 and on expenditure on specialist palliative care in 2006-07 and 2010-11. The 2006-07 and 2009-10 data have been published on the Department's website at:

www.dh.gov.uk/prod_consum_dh/groups/dh_digitalassets/@dh/@en/documents/digitalasset/dh_086270.pdf and

www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_118810 respectively, and the data for 2010-11 will be published when the exercise is complete.

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