Britain's NHS Spending Is Only 6.5% GDP (2016-17)

For 2016-17 NHS spending was £145 billion which is 6.5% of GDP of about £2.2 trillion. Private health spending is thought to be a little above 1% of GDP or about £26 billion, giving total health expenditure of 7.5 - 8% of GDP, but adding in social care for international comparison, total health expenditure by international definition is about 9.9% of GDP. For comparison Germany, France, Sweden and Japan spend about 11% of (a larger per capita) GDP.

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Office of National Statistics UK Health Accounts 2015 (PDF)2.13 MB
Fair Shares? How CCG Allocations are Calculated 2017 (PDF)2.62 MB