Commissioner spending on private providers for NHS health care services in each of the last five years is outlined in the table below:
Spend (£ million)
For financial years 2009-10 to 2012-13, this covers spending by Primary Care Trusts. For financial year 2013-14, this covers spending by NHS England and local clinical commissioning groups, over which NHS England has financial oversight.
The Department only holds information on spending on NHS services in England, as health is a devolved matter.