NHS: Procurement:Written question - 66091

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Asked on: 01 March 2017
Department of Health
NHS: Procurement
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of the NHS budget was spent on commissioning private providers in each of the last five years.
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Answered by: Mr Philip Dunne
Answered on: 06 March 2017

The requested information is supplied in the following table:

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

£ million

£ million

£ million

£ million

£ million

Total commissioner spend on independent sector

5,320

5,669

6,467

8,067

8,722

Total National Health Service revenue expenditure

100,266

102,570

106,495

110,554

114,730

Spend on independent sector as a percentage of total NHS revenue spend

5.3%

5.5%

6.1%

7.3%

7.6%

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