Department of Health Skip to content

Please note that this website has a UK government access keys system.

Page menu

You are here:

NHS reference costs 2008-2009

  • Document type:
  • Author:
    Department of Health
  • Published date:
    28 January 2010
  • Gateway reference:
  • Copyright holder:

The documents below provide details of how, and on what, almost £48 billion of NHS expenditure was used in the 2008-09 financial year.

As in previous years, the main purpose is to provide a basis for comparison within (and outside) the NHS between organisations, and down to the level of individual treatments

For the 2008-09 publication, the organisation level data that underpins the national averages is being published alongside the National Schedules and Reference Cost Index (RCI) on our website. To reduce file sizes these are in csv format, a guidance sheet demonstrating how to upload these files into Microsoft Access is also supplied. This method of publication replaces the dvd issued in previous years.


If you have any queries on the 2008-09 reference costs data, please email

Access keys