This research report assesses whether the NHS provides value for money for the English taxpayer. It looks at increases in spending levels and asks whether these have translated into a corresponding rise in the quality of care for patients.

Value for Money in the English NHS: summary of the evidence was undertaken as part of QQUIP, a five year initiative of the Health Foundation. It shows that while expenditure on drugs, NHS staff, salaries and training may have increased, the additional £6n per year being spent on healthcare is unlikely to transform the health service.