The largest employer in the UK healthcare sector is the NHS, which employs more than 1.5 million people – placing it in the top five largest workforces in the world. There are more than 350 different roles available within the NHS.
In 2017, spending on healthcare in the UK totalled £197.4 billion. This equates to approximately £2,989 spent per person, or 9.6% of gross domestic product (GDP). This includes both government and non-government spending on healthcare.