The information is shown in the following table.
|(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.