While expenditure on drugs, NHS staff, salaries and training may have risen, the additional £6bn per year being spent on healthcare is unlikely to transform the health service, according to a survey commissioned by the Health Foundation.

Lead researcher Peter Smith said: 'We confirmed that although the volume of NHS activity has increased markedly over recent years, this increase has not kept pace with the increased expenditure.'

Value for Money in the English NHS: summary of the evidence

While expenditure on drugs, NHS staff, salaries and training may have risen, the additional£6bn per year being spent on healthcare is unlikely to transform the health service, according to a survey commissioned by the Health Foundation.

Lead researcher Peter Smith said: 'We confirmed that although the volume of NHS activity has increased markedly over recent years, this increase has not kept pace with the increased expenditure.'

Value for Money in the English NHS: summary of the evidence