Health & social care explained

Find our Spotlights on some of the top issues facing the health and social care system in the UK.

Brexit and the NHS 03/03/2022

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.

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NHS finances and funding 18/07/2022

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 12/07/2022

Spotlight

The NHS is struggling to maintain the large and diverse body of qualified staff required to deliver its services effectively. Without change, the NHS will find it very difficult to maintain or improve standards of care.

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Social care 15/06/2022

Spotlight

There are high hopes that the government is beginning to deliver change in this long-neglected yet essential area of the health and care system. This spotlight gathers together our research, opinion and analysis on the various challenges facing social care.

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General practice 29/06/2022

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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Covid-19 recovery 04/05/2022

The pandemic has caused serious disruption to nearly all health and care services in a system that was already running under significant strain. Here we collect our relevant work on how services can recover and progress so far.

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Technology and the NHS 05/05/2022

Spotlight

Technology in the NHS has the potential to transform health services and patient experience. But getting it right can be challenging. Here we look at opportunities, barriers to success and how technological change can be successfully implemented.

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