The real cost of our NHS exposed

The growing demand on the NHS shows no sign of slowing down, with recent figures suggesting that waiting lists had spiked by almost 62% since 2011. Pressure is most acute at this time of year with the winter weather and seasonal illness creating further strain on our GPs and hospitals.

We rely on our health service now more than ever, but what are the true costs involved in keeping us healthy? An infographic from online pharmaceutical company, Pharmacy Outlet breaks down the costs of everyday treatments many of us receive on the NHS.

Did you know?

The average cost of a stay in a hospital bed per day is £400

The average cost of an appointment with a doctor is £22.60

A liver transplant costs an average of £70,018

Check out the infographic below to find out more about key treatments and procedures.

The Price Of Healthcare In The UK
Provided by Pharmacy Outlet