The coronavirus Covid-19 continues to present a serious challenge to a health and social care system already under strain. Here we collect our expertise relating to how services are coping and what the future may hold.
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 may fail to achieve the improvements the money promises.
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.
Given rising demand from a growing and ageing population, better integration of health and care systems has been central to numerous policy reforms as well as the Health and Care Bill.