Health & social care explained

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

We work to ensure our research, analysis and scrutiny inform policy discussions and debates in Westminster, Whitehall and beyond. Find some our latest and most prominent briefings below, or search all of them.

Why a “risk pool” must underpin a social care system 24/07/2019

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Why relying on individual funding options is unlikely to provide a viable basis for the social care system.

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The publication of the Long Term Plan 14/05/2019

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This short briefing takes a look at the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan in January 2019 and the ambitions and promises its set out. This briefing was originally written for the WHO/EU European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.

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England’s new general practice contract five-year framework: an investment in primary and community care 14/05/2019

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This short explainer takes a look at the changes to the GP contract made in 2019. The document was originally written for the WHO/EU European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.

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How to fund social care? 11/04/2019

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15 options for funding social care.

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