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NHS: Private Patients

Health written question – answered on 19th October 2012.

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Photo of Debbie Abrahams Debbie Abrahams Labour, Oldham East and Saddleworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what income NHS trusts and foundation trusts earned from the treatment of private patients; and what proportion of their total income such revenue represented, in each of the last five years.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The consolidated figures for private patient income of NHS foundation trusts and NHS trusts are provided in the table.

The total private patient income for NHS foundation trusts in 2010-11 is £274 million. This corrects the answer given by the Under-Secretary of State for Health, my hon. Friend Dr Poulter, on 17 September 2012, Hansard, column 495W.

Financial year Private patient income across all NHS trusts (£ million) Percentage of total revenue earned from private patients(%) Private patient income across all NHS foundation trusts (£ million) Percentage of total revenue earned from private patients (%)
2011-12 177 0.57 304 1.1
2010-11 176 0.60 274 1.1
2009-10 190 0.67 224 1.0
2008-09 227 0.75 190 1.1
2007-08 238 0.72 165 1.3

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