Podcast: Is it time for another Wanless?

The Wanless Review set the NHS on course to receive record catch up funding. Given the pandemic and the mounting challenges facing the NHS to deal with a huge backlog of care, is it time for another review?

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Webinar: Tech and NHS recovery – what you should know

How can technological innovation help speed the recovery of the NHS and sustain high quality care in the post-pandemic period?

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Adult social care and COVID-19 after the first wave 

Our briefing analyses national government policies on adult social care in England after the first wave of the pandemic – from 1 June 2020 to 28 February 2021.

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