Health and population
- NHS net expenditure (resource plus capital, minus depreciation) has increased from £57.049 billion in 2002/03 to £105.254bn in 2012/13.
- The money spent per capita on NHS services in England has risen from £1,287 in 2003/04 to £1,979 in 2010/11.
- The NHS surplus for the 2011/12 financial year (including FTs) was £2.068bn.
In the NHS there are currently in England unless stated:
- 211 clinical commissioning groups (including 152 authorised without conditions)
- 161 acute trusts (including 101 foundation trusts)
- 56 mental health trusts (including 41 foundation trusts)
- 36 community providers (including 18 aspirant foundation trusts and 18 social enterprises)
- 10 ambulance trusts (including 5 foundation trusts)
- c.7,600 GP practices
- c2300 hospitals in the UK
In 2012 the NHS employed 146,075 doctors, 369,868 qualified nursing staff, and 37,314 managers.
The number of doctors employed by the NHS has increased by an annual average of 3.4 per cent since 2002.
There were 41,615 additional doctors employed in the NHS in 2012 compared to 2002.
There were 34,006 more NHS nurses in 2012 compared to ten years earlier. However the total has declined in each of the past two years.
2,475 more practice nurses were employed by GPs in 2012 than ten years earlier.
50.5 per cent of NHS employees are professionally qualified clinical staff.
Since 2002 the number of professionally qualified clinical staff within the NHS has risen by 20.14 per cent. This rise includes an increase in doctors of 40 per cent; a rise in the number of nurses of 10 per cent; and 19 per cent more qualified ambulance staff.
Medical school intake rose from 5,062 in 1997/98 to 8,035 in 2011/12 - a rise of 58.7 per cent.
Managers and senior managers accounted for 2.74 per cent of the 1.358 million staff employed by the NHS in 2012.
Between 2002 and 2012 the NHS recruited 5,020 additional managers, an average annual increase of 1.5 per cent. The number has declined in each of the past three years. In the same period more than 75,600 additional doctors and nurses have been recruited.
In 2008/09 the management costs of the NHS had fallen from 5.0 per cent in 1997/98 to 3.0 per cent.
In comparison with the healthcare systems of six other countries (Australia, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand and USA) the NHS was found to the second most impressive overall by the Commonwealth Fund in 2010.
The NHS was rated as the best system in terms of efficiency, effective care and cost-related problems. It was also ranked second for equity and safe care.
However in the categories of long healthy and productive lives (6th) and patient-centred care (7th) the NHS fared less well.
In the 2012 Care Quality Commission inpatient satisfaction survey 81 per cent of c61,400 respondents rated their overall experience as 7 (12 per cent), 8 (24 per cent), 9 (20 per cent) or 10 (25 per cent) out of 10.
80 per cent felt that they were always treated with dignity and respect while using inpatient services.
68 per cent said that their room or ward was 'very clean.'
In the 2011 Care Quality Commission outpatient survey 95 per cent of people using outpatient services reported their care as being excellent (44 per cent), very good (39 per cent) or good (12 per cent).
89 per cent of people agreed that they were treated with dignity and respect at all these times while visiting outpatient services.
In the GP Patient Survey for the second quarter of 2011/12, 88 per cent rated their care experience as 'very good' (46 per cent) or 'good' (42 per cent).
93 per cent had confidence and trust in their GP, either 'definitely' (65 per cent) or 'to some extent' (28 per cent).
The NHS deals with over 1 million patients every 36 hours.
In 2009/10 there were 50 per cent more operations completed by the NHS compared to 2000/01, with an increase from 6.494m to 9.748m.
Over the same period, median waiting times declined: for coronary artery bypass graft, from 180 to 45 days; for varicose vein surgery, from 162 to 65 days; for cataract surgery, from 154 to 57 days; and for hip replacements, from 212 to 77 days.
The total annual attendances at Accident & Emergency Departments was 21.381m in 2010/11.
There were 14,891m total hospital admissions in 2010/11, compared to 11.116m in 2000/01.
The total number of outpatient appointments in 2010/11 was 87.999m, an increase of 3.8m on the previous year.
74.9 per cent of category A ambulance calls were responded to within eight minutes in 2010/11.
92.18 per cent of people with admitted pathways (adjusted) were treated within 18 weeks of referral in February 2013, compared to 91.19 per cent a year earlier. The median waiting time was 9.2 weeks, compared to 8.7 a year earlier.
97.51 per cent of people with non-admitted pathways were treated within 18 weeks of referral in February 2013, compared to 97.13 per cent a year earlier. The median waiting time was 3.8 weeks, 0.2 weeks later than normal.
At the end of February 2013, 660,153 patients were on the waiting list for a diagnostic test. Of these, 0.88 per cent had been waiting in excess of six weeks.
In the last ten years the number of calls resulting in an emergency team arriving at the scene has almost doubled to 6.61m in 2010/11.
Health and population
Life expectancy for UK men in 2008-10: 78.2 years.
Life expectancy for UK women in 2008-10: 82.3 years
The UK population is projected to increase from an estimated 62.26 million in 2010, to 71.39 million by 2030.
By 2011 the number of people aged 65 and over was predicted to reach 10,494,000, growing to 15,778,000 by 2031.
There were an estimated 2.8 million people with diabetes in the UK in 2010, which is double the number from 1996. This is predicted to reach 4 million by 2025.
In England the proportion of men classified as obese increased from 13.2 per cent in 1993 to 26.2 per cent in 2010, and from 16.4 per cent to 26.1 per cent for women over the same timescale.