What do the NHS spend their money on???

Have you ever wondered what the NHS append their money on? Well this post will tell you every thing you need to know.

The NHS spend majority of their money on hospitals. It is said that they spend approximately 50% of their money on the hospital. I think this is good because the amount of people that go to the hospital and also alot of people who may be ill will go there. I believe that alot of this money must be spent on equipment and new resources, which again is very good and useful.

The NHS also spend just 15% of their money in family health services,this includes GPS, dentists, optitions and pharmacy. Which again is very important especially with the pharmacy as you need it to provide you and your family medicines and cures for your illnesses. Also having an eye check is very vital because if you don't you could lose your eyesight. So I think that it is good that they are spending that amount of money on family health service. But could they spend more?

The NHS do unfortunately have to waste money on buying rubber gloves which costs up to £5 million a year. Meanwhile some people are saying that the NHS could free up to £3.7 million if the hospitals paid the minimum prices on some syringes which vairy from £323 to £553 for just a pack of 50.

What do you think are they spending their money correctly or is there a better way.

Thankyou for taking your time and reading my post. From genius_chocolate

Comments (4)

  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
    24 Mar 2020

    Well done for doing your research. Where did you find the information? Also, you suggest that rubber gloves are a waste of money. Why? Why do you think the NHS needs equipment like this?

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    1. Hammond School logo genius_chocolate | Hammond Junior School B
      Olivia @ the BNC's comment 25 Mar 2020

      I think that rubber gloves must and are there for a reason so yes I do think that they need them but I am sure that there is another way to get gloves maybe we could rise people’s taxes by just 5p more. It is just a little bit of money, which is good because people will not want to pay a lot more money but just 5p could help a lot. Ounce everyone has paid 5p more then it would become more money and the NHS would be able to use that money for more equipment like gloves, this way people are not annoyed as it is only 5p and also the NHS will have more money to help the people who need it. The NHS need equipment like this due to hygiene issues, but we could easily run more fundraisers to give percentage of there money to the NHS.

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      1. tom Tom @ the BNC
        genius_chocolate's comment 25 Mar 2020

        Should there be a tax similar to the plastic bag tax, but that goes to the NHS? What would we tax to raise the money?

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        1. Hammond School logo genius_chocolate | Hammond Junior School B
          Tom @ the BNC's comment 26 Mar 2020

          I think that anything would help as long as we are helping the NHS by raising or giving a bit more money then they will be great full. I just think that with all that they do for us but at the same time they need to put up with all these struggles we do need to be helpful after all they are just trying to help us. But yes having a tax similar to the plastic bag tax would be a very good idea because we are all helping. It is only 5p so maybe if others would like to donate more then we could make it a range from 5p to £5 so that if they do want to donate more they can. Obviously we would only be asking for 5p so giving more than expected would be optional.

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