Maternity Services

Health written question – answered on 21st October 2013.

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Photo of Andrew George Andrew George Liberal Democrat, St Ives

To ask the Secretary of State for Health

(1) how much the NHS has spent on maternity services in each year since 2010-11; and what proportion of total NHS spending this represented in each such year;

(2) how much was spent on NHS maternity services in each region in each year since 2010-11.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The following table shows the amount spent by primary care trusts (PCTs) on maternity services from 2010-11 to 2012-13 and the proportion of total national health service pending that represents.

  Purchase of secondary healthcare: Maternity
Region 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11
England (£000) 2,583,371 2,620,977 2,532,350
Percentage of total NHS spending 2.5 2.6 2.6
Source: Department of Health Annual Report and Accounts.

The following table shows how much was spend on NHS maternity service in each region for 2010-11 to 2012-13.

£000
  Purchase of secondary healthcare: Maternity
Region 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11
East Midlands Strategic Health Authority (SHA) 177,390 210,298 206,929
East of England SHA 289,734 279,289 265,409
London SHA 493,625 525,838 479,526
North East SHA 107,339 107,848 114,257
North West SHA 345,958 345,079 346,241
South Central SHA 193,269 186,450 179,337
South East Coast SHA 194,988 183,262 167,141
South West SHA 234,386 234,665 233,049
West Midlands SHA 272,892 271,736 277,764
Yorkshire and the Humber SHA 273,791 276,512 262,697
Note: For 2012-13 table does not cast due to rounding. Source: Department of Health Annual Report and Accounts and PCT Summarisation Schedules

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