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spendnoun A popular UK back-formation from the verb “spend”, defined as the amount of money spent on something.
The Commercial Medicines Unit works collaboratively with both NHS pharmacists and suppliers in the collation and analysis of secondary care medicines spend on behalf of both the Department of Health and the NHS via its information systems.