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Unit Costs of Health and Social Care 2016

Compiled by Lesley Curtis and Amanda Burns

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The online version of the Unit Costs publication is subject to minor changes until January 9th 2017. Any amendments will be listed after this date.


The PSSRU retains the copyright in the Unit Costs series. They may be freely distributed as pdf files and on paper, but quotations must be acknowledged and permission for use of longer excerpts must be obtained in advance. Please acknowledge Unit Costs of Health and Social Care as the source when using costs estimates and information from these reports.

Please note that when citing the report, the following format should be used:

Curtis, L. & Burns, A. (2016) Unit Costs of Health and Social Care 2016, Personal Social Services Research Unit, University of Kent, Canterbury.


If you are aware of other sources of information which can be used to improve our estimates, notice errors or have any other comments, please contact Lesley Curtis.


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I Services - download

  1. Services for older people
  2. Services for people with mental health problems
  3. Services for people who misuse drugs or alcohol
  4. Services for people requiring learning disability support
  5. Services for adults requiring physical support
  6. Services for children and their families
  7. Hospital and related services
  8. Care packages

II Community-based health care staff - download

  1. Scientific and professional [Excel version of table 9]
  2. Nurses, doctors and dentists [Excel version of table 10.1]

III Community-based social care staff- download

  1. Social care staff
  2. Health and social care teams

IV Hospital-based health care staff - download

  1. Hospital-based scientific and professional staff [Excel version of table 13]
  2. Hospital-based nurses [Excel version of table 14]
  3. Hospital-based doctors [Excel version of table 15]

V Sources of information - download

  1. Inflation indices
  2. NHS staff earning estimates
  3. Examples of roles in each band
  4. Training costs of health professionals
  5. Care home fees
  6. Land values
  7. Time use of community care professionals
  8. Glossary
  9. References
  10. Index of references
  11. List of useful websites
  12. List of items from previous volumes