Did funding cuts in health and social care budgets lead to excess mortality in England? The devil is in the detail
Does the latest research into the impact of austerity in health and social care on mortality establish a clear causal relationship?
If you were to choose a government department you would run for a day to improve the health of the population, which would it be?
The NHS might be 'the closest thing the English have to a religion'. To an extent this is true - but people’s views are much more mixed across the topics we polled them on.
Reflections of a hospital doctor on the challenges of maintaining high quality care in the current climate
Are the pressures on NHS and social care staff having a detrimental effect on the quality of care patients receive?
Mental health problems affect 1 in 4 people each year – yet only £1 out of £8 in commissioner budgets is spent on mental health.
Retention, recruitment and morale: it's time to address the key challenges facing our NHS and social care workforce
There are few things that all political parties agree on in this general election. The need to focus on the health and social care workforce appears to be one of them.
For busy clinicians the general election may seem a superficial distraction. But is it? While not all political parties have published their manifestos yet, we’ve had clues from speeches and leaks....
There are three fundamental issues that any incoming government will need to address if health and social care are to be sustained.
As the good book notes ‘Without a vision the people perish’. While not on a biblical scale, the Five Year Forward View published in 2014 set out what was a broad road for the NHS in England. Last w...