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Why has the NHS not been copied? (Spoiler: it has)

News and opinion 11/07/2018Nigel Edwards

Nigel Edwards sets the record straight on whether other countries’ health systems are actually so different from the NHS, while emphasising that the reasons for poor outcomes are much more complex than how a system is funded.

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Following in the footsteps of Japan: making social care reform happen

News and opinion 09/05/2018Natasha Curry

Alongside our new report, Natasha Curry looks back at the history of attempts to reform social care in England, and discusses learning points from Japan's system that might help us to ensure the green paper marks a turning point for social care over here.

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UK lagging behind peers on child health, new research reveals

News and opinion 15/03/2018

The first ever international analysis looking at UK child health measures over time shows that the UK is now stalling in several key areas like infant mortality and immunisation levels.

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Lagging behind: why we must do better on child health

News and opinion 15/03/2018Nigel Edwards | Professor Russell Viner

Alongside our new report today, Nigel Edwards and Professor Russell Viner look at the UK's faltering progress on children’s health, and the importance of catching up with other countries on it.

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Looking to the long term: the Japanese approach

News and opinion 27/11/2017Natasha Curry

Long read: Earlier this month, Natasha Curry and Sophie Castle-Clarke went to Japan to look at their social care system. Ahead of more work on it, a new long read from Natasha looks at the emphasis they place on prevention and long-term thinking, and why the UK should be wary of doi...

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Spending on health: how does the UK compare internationally?

News and opinion 04/08/2017John Appleby | Ben Gershlick

For years, international stats seemed to show the UK spending less of its national income on health care than other wealthy countries – but new figures show we may be keeping up with our peers after all. John Appleby has worked with Ben Gershlick of the Health Foundation to look at what this means...

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13 reasons for (and some against) spending more on the NHS

News and opinion 08/03/2017John Appleby

So you think we should spend more on the NHS? But why?

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QualityWatch: UK faces ‘mountain to climb’ in improving care quality, new comparative study finds

News and opinion 03/07/2015

The UK can and should do better in preventing unnecessary hospital admissions and improving survival from some of the biggest killer diseases, a new report comparing performance across high-income countries reveals today.

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Reforming social care – what can we learn from the world’s oldest country?

News and opinion 27/11/2013

A new Nuffield Trust report examines how radical reforms in Japan provided universal coverage to older people at a time of major financial constraints.

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Devolved UK in danger of losing power in Europe

News and opinion 20/11/2008

A report from health policy think tank the Nuffield Trust examines how devolution in the UK could erode the nation’s current influential position in shaping European Union health policy.

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