As Rishi Sunak announces a “game-changing” £5.9bn investment into NHS England in a bid to slash waiting times, newly released figures from the OECD make for interesting reading, writes Mattie Brignal.

They show that the UK has fewer doctors and nurses than the average rich country and one of the lowest numbers of hospital beds per capita. Yet UK government healthcare spending per person is above the OECD average, and as a percentage of GDP it is second only to the US, with its eye-wateringly expensive for-profit insurance system.