Big Six References

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Total cost of the big six chronic diseases

£35 Billion per year, almost 20% of the NHS’ budget. https://www.health.org.uk/publications/long-reads/health-care-funding

Type 2 Diabetes

£10 Billion per year = https://www.england.nhs.uk/2022/03/nhs-prevention-programme-cuts-chances-of-type-2-diabetes-for-thousands/
3.9 Million people = https://www.diabetes.org.uk/professionals/position-statements-reports/statistics

Cardiovascular Disease

£7 Billion per year = https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/health-matters-preventing-cardiovascular-disease/health-matters-preventing-cardiovascular-disease
6.8 Million people = https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/cardiovascular-disease-england

Obesity

£6 Billion per year = https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-obesity-treatments-and-technology-to-save-the-nhs-billions
17.4 Million people = https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/sn03336/

Cancer

£5 Billion per year = https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/2010-to-2015-government-policy-cancer-research-and-treatment/2010-to-2015-government-policy-cancer-research-and-treatment
3.0 Million people = https://www.macmillan.org.uk/dfsmedia/1a6f23537f7f4519bb0cf14c45b2a629/9468-10061/2022-cancer-statistics-factsheet

Dementia

£4 Billion per year = https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/about-us/policy-and-influencing/dementia-uk-report
944,000 people = https://dementiastatistics.org/statistics/numbers-of-people-in-the-uk-2/

Stroke

£3 Billion per year = https://www.england.nhs.uk/2019/05/nhs-stroke-action-will-save-hundreds-of-lives/
1.3 Million people = https://www.stroke.org.uk/what-is-stroke/stroke-statistics

GP Appointments & Inpatient Bed Days

50% GP Appointments & 70% All Inpatient Bed Days – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/long-term-conditions-compendium-of-information-third-edition