Day fourteen: How do health, social care and public health budgets compare?

In the past 50 years, spending on the NHS in the United Kingdom has increased from 3.4 per cent to 8.2 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP). If the next 50 years follow the same trajectory, the United Kingdom could be spending nearly one-fifth of its entire GDP on the public provision of health and social care. In 2012/13 the NHS budget was £108.9billion, the social care budget was £21.2billion and the public health budget was £2.7 billion.

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