Unit Costs of Health and Social Care 2017

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Compiled by Lesley Curtis and Amanda Burns

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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 Agenda for Change band
  4. Training costs of health and social care professionals
  5. Care home fees
  6. Time use of community care professionals
  7. Glossary
  8. References
  9. Index of references
  10. List of useful websites
  11. List of items from previous volumes