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The NHS in Wales faces constant health care pressures and there is strong internal competition for funding between the various health providers.

The NHS Wales spendometer gives you the opportunity to decide what your spending priorities would be for the NHS in Wales. You can get background information on each of the main areas of spend by selecting 'more info'. Choose to spend or save by moving the sliders up or down. You'll then get some examples of how your choices would affect healthcare provision in Wales.

Health spendometer options

Flash Version
Use the sliders to change spending levels. You can either reduce current budgets by up to 20% or increase current budgets by up to 20%.

0% on the slider bars indicates current spending levels.

Non-Flash Version
Use the drop down menus to change spending levels. You can either reduce current budgets by up to 20% or increase current budgets by up to 20%.

0% on the slider bars indicates current spending levels.

The spendometer has five budget areas for you to select and is based on the following budget:

Budget areaservices £m% of total
Health improvement/promotion Public awareness campaigns e.g. healthy eating, stopping smoking etc 40 1
Hospitals and community healthcareTreatments in hospitals, health centres, clinics and patients homes269468
Primary health services Treatments in hospitals, health centres, clinics and patients homes 1000 25
NHS Wales Ambulance Trust Emergency services; patient transport services; air ambulance 93 2
Management/IT Managers (excludes administration and estates staff) and computer equipment, software et 160 4
Total3987 100


(Source: NHS Wales Approximate Expenditure 2004-5. Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care)

Once you have made your choice, the spendometer will work out the possible impact of your decisions and provide the following information.

(1) The impact of your choices on spend.
(2) The impact of your choices on certain services in each of the five budget areas.

Remember, the spendometer only provides approximate budget and outcomes but it is based on the best information available to us.
With special thanks for Professor Marcus Longley, Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care.


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