Health & social care explained

An entry point into the many facets of the health and social care system in the UK.

Policy explained

Policy in the NHS and social care is critically important but can often change. Here we explain how different policies work, what they do, and what their impact might be.

 

 

Numbers and data explained

From staff numbers to hospital activity to finances, the NHS is full of different statistics and figures. Using charts and easy-to-understand graphics, in this section we break down those numbers for you.

   
Is the NHS financially sustainable? 22/09/2016

Briefing

John Appleby examines recent data from the Office for Budget Responsibility, which provides valuable insight into how health spending will evolve in the future.

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Toolkits and methods

As experts and pioneers of different methodologies and analytical techniques, here we signpost you to different approaches that are used at the Trust.

 

Topics explained

Delve deeper into current subject areas relevant to the health service.

Brexit and the NHS 18/01/2017

Spotlight

Big changes lie ahead for the UK following its vote to leave the EU. No part of society will remain unchanged, including the health and social care sector. Below is a collection of resources about how Brexit might affect the NHS.

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NHS finances and funding 30/08/2017

Spotlight

Here we collect our responses to recent fiscal events, including the new funding settlement for the NHS announced in July, along with our previous work exploring the major financial and funding issues facing the health service.

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Workforce 28/09/2017

Spotlight

The NHS is struggling to maintain the large and diverse body of qualified staff required to deliver its services effectively. Without radical change, the health service's additional funding will likely fail to achieve the improvements the money promises. This spotlight brings together our work on understanding and addressing these challenges.

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Social care 28/11/2017

Spotlight

There are high hopes that the government will soon begin delivering positive change for the care of older people in England. This spotlight gathers together our research, opinion and analysis on the various challenges facing social care.

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General practice 04/02/2018

Spotlight

This spotlight brings together our body of work on general practice and provides an overview of the current trends and debates occurring in the sector.

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The NHS Long Term Plan 23/10/2018

Spotlight

This spotlight collects together our work around the recent publication of the NHS Long Term Plan amidst a climate of extraordinary challenges and a history of NHS plans that have struggled to meet expectations.

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