NHS: Expenditure

Health written question – answered on 17th October 2011.

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Photo of Frank Dobson Frank Dobson Labour, Holborn and St Pancras

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS has spent on (a) pharmaceutical products, (b) IT equipment, (c) IT services, (d) hospital equipment and (e) management consultants in each of the last five years.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department of Health

The information is shown in the following table.

£000
2009-10 2008-09 2007-08 2006-07 2005-06
Pharmaceutical products(1) 10,033,033 9,870,769 9,809,508 9,815,035 9,710,696
IT Equipment(2) 219,415 204,016 261,115 253,230 205,327
IT Services(3) 186,760 190,066 207,703 194,276 203,080
Hospital Equipment(4) 1,864,925 1,934,726 2,061,014 2,016,868 2,024,840
Consultancy(5) 456,759 421,481 310,107 n/a n/a
(1) Includes primary care prescribing (primary care trusts (PCTs)) and drugs used in secondary care (PCTs and national health service trusts). Source: NHS audited summarisation schedules (prescribing costs) and NHS financial returns (drugs) (2) Capital expenditure (purchased additions to non-current assets) under the "IT' heading (PCTs, strategic health authorities (SHAs) and NHS trusts). The figures do not include revenue expenditure on IT equipment, which is not separately identifiable from the financial data held. Source: NHS audited summarisation schedules (3) Revenue expenditure on maintenance and data processing contracts (PCTs, SHAs and NHS trusts). Source: NHS financial returns (4) Revenue expenditure on the purchase and maintenance of medical, surgical, x-ray and laboratory equipment. The figures do not include capital expenditure on hospital equipment, which is not separately identifiable from the financial data held. Source: NHS financial returns (5) Consultancy services (PCTs, SHAs and NHS trusts). Data for consultancy services expenditure was collected for the first time in 2007-08. Source: NHS audited summarisation schedules

The Department does not collect data from NHS foundation trusts. Where an NHS trust obtains foundation trust status part way through any year, the data provided are only for the part of the year the organisation operated as an NHS trust.

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