Table 1

Estimates of spending on health care, medical research and professional football

ActivityAnnual spend (£)
Total UK healthcare spending25121.5 billion
Cost of cardiac care to NHS2615 billion
UK spending on non-acute secondary care257 billion
Cost of respiratory care to NHS273 billion
Premier League Football wages281.6 billion
CRUK research budget22504 million
Atorvastatin cost17322 million
Manchester United wage bill28153 million
Average Premier League player salary281.4 million
BLF research fund291 million
BLF allocation to IPF29800 000 (total since 1985)
Estimated cost of outpatient IPF care4800
  • IPF, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; NHS, National Health Service; CRUK, Cancer Research UK; BLF, British Lung Foundation.