NHS: Finance

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 19th October 2018.

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Photo of Laurence Robertson Laurence Robertson Conservative, Tewkesbury

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the proportion of GDP spent on healthcare in the UK compared to the proportion spent by other EU countries.

Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The latest year for which data for all European Union countries is published on a comparable basis is 2015. Total health spending as a proportion of Gross Domestic Product for 27 EU countries is published by the EU and is available at the following link:

https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php?title=File:Current_healthcare_expenditure,_2015_FP18a.png

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