The four countries of the UK

Since devolution, the health systems in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have all pursued different policies, with different funding and priorities. This spotlight draws together our analysis comparing the four countries.

Spotlight

Published: 03/02/2015

Learning from Scotland’s NHS 05/07/2017Mark Dayan | Nigel Edwards

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ISBN: 978-1-910953-35-8

Inspiration close to home 05/07/2017Dr David Steel OBE

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Scotland's NHS has lessons for the rest of the UK 05/07/2017

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The unique strengths of Scotland's NHS, in particular the way it improves quality and safety, could be undermined by serious financial press...

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New staff roles for a healthier Scotland 22/06/2016Theresa Fyffe

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The four health systems of the UK: How do they compare? 11/04/2014Professor Gwyn Bevan | Marina Karanikolos | Josephine Exley | Ellen Nolte | Sheelah Connolly | Professor Nicholas Mays

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This report assesses the performance of the NHS on the quality of patient care in all four UK countries since devolution.

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The challenge of change in the NHS in Wales 30/01/2015

Briefing

Nigel Edwards examines the performance of the Labour-led Welsh NHS, how it compares to the English system, and why the political blame game does little to help patients.

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