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NHS: £2 Billion a Week & Counting

Should the NHS spend resources on liver transplants for heavy drinkers? When should cosmetic surgery be free? And can the NHS cope with the rapid rise in the number of people with dementia?

First shown: 23 Feb 2015 Scenes of surgery This programme is subtitled


Richard Murray, Director of Policy at The King’s Fund, describes the funding process for treatments, how the money is spent, and the challenges the NHS faces in the future.


Sir Andrew Dillon, Chief Executive of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), explains how NICE makes decisions on what drugs and treatments should be recommended for use in the NHS.