In this headtohead for the BMJ Richard Layard says a dedicated tax is the only way that we can be sure the government is reflecting public wishes but John Appleby argues it would not protect funding from economic uncertainty.
The UK's membership within the EU includes schemes that provide free or cheaper health care for British tourists or expats living in EU countries. But will we be able to keep our membership of these schemes postBrexit? Mark Dayan explores.
As 2017 gets into full swing the attention of politicians is likely to be absorbed by the Brexit negotiations. But with the NHS in turmoil – and many issues thrown into further uncertainty by Brexit – will the health service get overshadowed during its time of greatest need?
Nigel Edwards unpacks our new analysis on OPELs a new system designed to help the NHS better understand winter pressures. Latest OPEL figures reveal a third of hospitals in December issued serious alerts about their ability to meet patient pressures.
Many sustainability and transformation plans have now been published setting out how local areas intend to close the financial gap while transforming services for their population. Here Nigel Edwards assesses what we already know about the plans.
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