From the TUC

NHS in intensive care

13 Oct 2011, by in Public services

After yesterday’s heartbreaking vote in the House of Lords, today brings more bad news for the National Health Service. The snappily-titled statistics on Investment in General Practice 2006/07 to 2010/11 England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, published today by the NHS Information Centre, reveals that investment in the GP service is already on a downwards trajectory.

In the most recent year (2010/11) total investment in General Practice in the UK was £9,789.4m, compared to £9,748.7m spent in 2009/10 – an increase of just 0.4%. This represents a substantial slowing down of progress:

The breakdown for the nations of the UK is:

(The report indicates that “the large increase for Northern Ireland between 2007/08 and 2008/09 is largely due to the increase in employer superannuation contributions”.)

We can expect to see plenty more statistics like this over the coming years.