Health and care for older adults during the pandemic

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29 April 2022

Between March and June 2021, The Commonwealth Fund surveyed older adults across 11 countries about their health and health care mid-pandemic. We report the findings from a UK perspective. 

Spring Statement 2022: What does rising inflation mean for health and social care?

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30 March 2022

With the public finances squeezed by higher inflation, we look at what the Spring Statement could mean for health and social care funding pressures.

Why is the NHS really under 'record pressure'?

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12 March 2022

NHS performance data tell a clear story of rising pressures, with longer waits and other red flags of declining performance. But do we really understand the reasons why?  

Healthy life expectancy target: the scale of the challenge

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7 March 2022

Analysis exploring the scale of the target to increase healthy life expectancy by 5 years by 2035.

Understanding activity in general practice: what can the data tell us?

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24 February 2022

The policy team explores current trends and limitations in general practice activity data.

Children and young people’s mental health

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8 February 2022

We explore what we know about the state of children and young people’s mental health services using openly available administrative and survey data.

Spending Review 2021: what it means for health and social care

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1 November 2021

In this analysis we take a deeper look at what the Spending Review means for health and social care, including in four priority areas: social care, the public health grant, NHS capital and the NHS wor...

Why greater investment in the public health grant should be a priority

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5 October 2021

The public health grant has been cut by 24% on a real-terms per capita basis since 2015/16. We explore trends in need for public health services and estimate how much it would cost to restore the publ...

How has the productivity of UK health care changed between 1997 and 2019?

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5 October 2021

Since 2010, productivity growth has been higher in the health care sector than the whole economy, growing at an average annual rate of 1.5%, compared to 0.4% in the whole economy.

How much does the NHS and social care workforce need to grow by over the next decade to meet demand?

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1 October 2021

In the next decade the NHS workforce needs to grow twice as fast and the social care workforce four times as fast as in the previous decade to meet demand.

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