NHS England: Private Sector

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 4th July 2019.

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Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb Chair, Science and Technology Committee, Chair, Science and Technology Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the total payments made by NHS England to private providers in each of the last five years.

Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Total spending by NHS Commissioners on private health providers in each of the last five years for which figures are available is shown in the following table.

NHS Commissioners' spend on non National Health Service bodies by organisation type

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

£ million

£ million

£ million

£ million

£ million

Independent sector providers

6,467

8,067

8,818

9,007

8,765

Note: 1. The numbers above have been collected separately from audited accounts data and may include estimates.

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