Breadcrumb Home Multimedia Paul Johnson: health spending in context This content relates to the following topics: NHS finances Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page Article information Posted:Tuesday 18 October 2011 Paul Johnson, Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, gives an overview of how public spending is distributed and where health fits within the total spending picture.This was recorded at our 2011 event The NHS in an age of austerity.Related contentSlideshowJohn Appleby: health spending in the EU - how does the UK compare? John Appleby looks at how health spending in the UK compares with other countries and what the prospects are for spending on health care beyond 2015.AudioMike Farrar: meeting the Nicholson Challenge Mike Farrar considers how the NHS can meet the Nicholson Challenge to deliver £20 billion in productivity improvements. Comments Add your comment Your name Email (your email will not be made public) Your job/role Organisation Comment Post comment You may also be interested in Blog The NHS 10-year plan: transformation holds the key to sustainability Chris Ham calls for the NHS 10-year plan to outline realistic ambitions to transform health and care over the next decade, focused on improving population health and a new deal with the public. Blog The changing shape of NHS finances As austerity and widespread staffing shortages began to bite over the past decade, the finances of NHS providers often took a familiar shape each year. But more recently this pattern of financial performance has been increasingly pulled out of shape and distorted. Report How is the NHS performing? June 2018 quarterly monitoring report Although we have technically moved out of winter, the latest performance data paints a picture of continuing pressure on NHS staff and services. While A&E departments understandably received much of the focus over the winter months, a quieter decline continues in waiting times for planned (elective) care. Data visualisation The NHS budget and how it has changed The total budget for the Department of Health in England and how it has changed since 2009/10. Though NHS funding is continuing to grow, the rate of growth is slowing considerably compared to historical trends.