A new report by the Institute for Government, which looked at the health of the UK’s health service, has revealed the NHS will have to pay an extra £200m a year for its GP surgeries, ambulance service and other services by 2020-21, as well as the £1.8bn spent on the NHS itself.
The report also found that the UK is currently spending more than the OECD average on health care.
Read moreThe report found that by 2020, NHS costs are expected to rise by about 4.7 per cent, to £4.6bn.
However, the report said the increase will be offset by the extra £8.4bn that will be raised through tax increases and other policies.
It also found the average cost of GP services in England was £17,000 per year, compared to £15,000 in the OECD, and a rate of £3,700 per year for ambulance services.
The NHS has not released the figures, but a spokesperson said: “We will continue to invest in the NHS as we work to make sure our care is safe and secure.”
The NHS is the only UK health service that is funded on a level playing field and delivers universal health care, and we will ensure that our health service continues to deliver services at the highest level.
“Read the full report on the report: Health budget outlook report for 2020-2022