REAL Centre

Making health and care services more sustainable

Building the NHS nursing workforce in England

The current shortfall of nurses represents a major long-term and growing problem for the NHS. Our latest REAL Centre report examines recent trends and how these compare with the government's pledge for 50,000 extra nurses by the end of the parliament. 

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Staff shortages left the NHS vulnerable to the COVID-19 storm

12 January 2021
Blog

We are seeing the consequences of years of workforce planning failures, says Anita Charlesworth.

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Blog

How is COVID-19 impacting people working in adult social care?

8 January 2021
Blog

We bring together emerging evidence of the pandemic’s impact so far on a workforce that has for too...

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The COVID-19 vaccine: who gets it first?

The COVID-19 vaccination campaign hopefully marks the beginning of the end of the pandemic. But...

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Press release

Risk to pandemic recovery due to nursing shortages

9 December 2020
Press release

A new report published today by the Health Foundation’s REAL Centre raise concerns that the nursing...

Report

Building the NHS nursing workforce in England

December 2020
Report

The current shortfall of nurses represents a major long-term and growing problem for the NHS. This...

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Building the NHS nursing workforce in England: 8 key charts

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Explore eight key charts from our report exploring the NHS nursing workforce in England.

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Working paper

Nurse supply model: progress so far

December 2020
Working paper

The Health Foundation's REAL Centre commissioned DAS to produce a model that can be used to develop...

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Spending Review 2020: Managing uncertainty

Our REAL Centre analysis explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health care spending, and...

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About the REAL Centre

The Health Foundation’s REAL Centre (research and economic analysis for the long term) provides independent analysis and research to support better long-term decision making in health and social care.

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