Our QualityWatch programme, run jointly with the Health Foundation, has moved into a dedicated section of the Nuffield Trust website.
Sally Gainsbury responds to quarterly figures from healthcare regulator NHS Improvement.
The funding boost will simply allow GPs and community services to keep up with demand.
Critical and lasting shortages in the healthcare workforce mean that the forthcoming NHS Long Term Plan risks becoming an unachievable ‘wish list’ of initiatives to improve the health service.
Many people within the NHS and beyond have benefited from Tim’s kindness and tremendous contribution to healthcare.
Social care could face a gap of up to 70,000 workers by 2025.
A lack of data means we are flying blind when it comes to understanding prisoners’ health needs and how to meet them.
Confirmation of £20 billion for the NHS is welcome, however, social care only receives a short-term fix and questions remain around the budgets for hospital buildings, IT investments, training or public health.
While there is work underway to improve child health outcomes in the UK, this report acts as a stark reminder of the road we are heading down.
The new report lays bare the scale of the task to improve and enhance care at a time of worrying workforce shortages and unresolved funding issues.