Dear Department of Health and Social Care,
I've recently been bombarded with adverts on Facebook advertising the NHS long term plan, from HM Government.

Could you please let me know which government department funded these ads, and the total advertising spend. I'd also appreciate if you could let me know the average annual salary of a nurse in the NHS.

Could also let me know the rationale for this campaign? For example, how does it improve patient healthcare, or address funding gaps in NHS services?

I would also be interested to learn why the campaign was timed to be just before local elections, and who was responsible for that decision.

Yours faithfully,
Robin Keith

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Dear Mr/Ms Keith,

Please find attached the Department of Health and Social Care's response
to your recent FOI request. (our ref: FOI-1175025) 

Yours sincerely,

 Lauren Der 

Freedom of Information team
Department of Health and Social Care

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Dear Lauren,

Thank you very much for the information that the DHSC spent £147,000 of taxpayers' money with Facebook to promote itself.

It's really good to hear that the Department has its priorities straight and isn't just frittering money away on trivia such as paying for a nurse for FOUR YEARS.

I notice the 10 year plan, has a priority "Getting the most out of taxpayers’ investment in the NHS". It's really good to see the Department is fully embracing this by spending £147,000 to promote itself just before the local elections, and it wasn't in any way a politically motivated abuse of taxpayers cash.

Many thanks for all your help,
Robin Keith