Health Services: Private Sector

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 23rd November 2018.

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Photo of Barbara Keeley Barbara Keeley Shadow Minister (Mental Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to NHS England of payments to private companies for the treatment of patients with (a) learning disabilities and (b) autism in in each year since 2010.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Department does not hold the information requested prior to 2017/18.

Total spending by National Health Service commissioners to private companies for the treatment of patients with learning disabilities and autism for 2017-18 is shown in the following table.

2017-18 £ million

Learning disabilities

80.0

Autism

28.7

Total learning disabilities and autism

108.7

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