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S5W-17991: Jamie Halcro Johnston (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 2 August 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how much has been spent on private sector services to increase capacity in each NHS board in the last five years, in line with the methodology used in the Auditor General for Scotland’s report, NHS in Scotland 2015.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 20 August 2018

NHS Boards report private sector spending in their annual accounts and figures for the five years to 2016-17 are set out in the following table. Figures for 2017-18 will be available after the Scottish Government Consolidated Accounts for 2017-18 have been signed off by the Auditor General for Scotland and laid in the Scottish Parliament. We expect this to be completed by the end of September.

NHS Boards make limited use of the independent and private sector for health care services and in 2016-17 private sector spend comprised 0.6% of total Health resource spending and decreased by £6.3 million compared to 2015-16.

Board/ Year

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Ayrshire & Arran

4,576

4,646

5,681

4,689

3,627

Borders

3,453

3,274

3,457

3,211

3,695

Dumfries & Galloway

6,774

6,109

6,188

4,394

2,556

Fife

5,299

2,736

2,385

2,090

1,994

Forth Valley

4,712

3,983

4,658

3,296

2,346

Grampian

6,331

4,922

6,680

7,886

4,067

Greater Glasgow & Clyde

15,451

13,829

12,494

17,146

20,433

Highland

2,671

3,748

4,855

3,536

4,084

Lanark

7,748

7,607

9,707

10,234

9,243

Lothian

14,840

16,626

17,845

12,192

9,578

Orkney

563

445

416

330

435

Shetland

116

186

243

288

153

Tayside

7,190

7,239

7,324

8,474

8,860

Western Isles

540

547

598

736

939

Territorial total

80,264

75,897

82,531

78,502

72,010

NHS Education for Scotland

3,189

3,197

2,561

3,238

3,444

National Waiting Times Centre

25

36

90

18

51

National total

3,214

3,233

2,651

3,256

3,495

Total

83,478

79,130

85,182

81,758

75,505