Did you know that the NHS is the worlds 5th largest emoloyer with around 1.7m employed throughout the UK?
Total healthcare expenditure in 2016 was £191.7 billion, an increase of 3.6% on spending in 2015, when £185.0 billion was spent on healthcare in the UK.
Government-financed healthcare expenditure accounted for 79.4% of total spending, £152.2 billion.
Spending on health-related long-term care was £35.5 billion in 2016, with an additional £10.9 billion spent on long-term social care outside the health accounts definitions.
Government spending accounted for 62% of all spending on long-term care, with most other long-term care spending financed by out-of-pocket payments.
Total current healthcare expenditure in the UK was 9.8% of gross domestic product (GDP), higher than the median for (OECD) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development member states but second lowest of the seven nations in the G7, a position which has remained unchanged since UK health accounts were introduced for 2013.