Categories of NHS spending per head

This chart shows NHS spending in England on the largest five programmes budgeting disease categories per head between 2003/04 and 2012/13, in real terms.

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Published: 14/11/2014

This chart shows NHS spending in England on the largest five programme budgeting disease categories per head between 2003/04 and 2012/13, in real terms.

The largest single category of NHS expenditure per head is mental health. In 2012/13 the NHS spent £216.56 per head on mental illness as compared to £217.96 in 2011/12: a decrease in real terms of 0.6 per cent.

Spending per head on problems of circulation has seen the biggest drop of 2 per cent in 2012/13, compared to 2011/12 from £135.16 to £132.41.

Per-head spending on musculoskeletal system disorders has seen an increase, from 2011/12 to 2012/13, of 1.8 per cent.

The chart used programme budgeting data from NHS Networks, adjusted to 2013/14 prices using the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) deflator from HM Treasury.

Notes

All figures in real terms at 2013-14 prices.

Source

NHS Networks