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What the quality of work means for our health

About 13 mins to read

Read about how the quantity and quality of employment has changed over the last 10 years, and the...

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NHS performance and waiting times

About 8 mins to read

We explore how the NHS in England is performing and set out priorities for the next government.

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The nation's health

About 8 mins to read

We explore worrying trends that have emerged in the UK’s health in recent years and set out...

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International comparisons of capital in health care: why is the UK falling behind?

About 11 mins to read

This long read raises questions about why the UK is lagging far behind other countries when it comes...

Recent blogs and long reads

If major reform of the NHS is on the horizon, can we fly less blind to its impact this time?

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12 December 2019

Can encouraging competition for clinical care improve performance in the NHS?

What did the Conservative manifesto promise on health and care?

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28 November 2019

Tim Gardner reflects on the health and care policies set out in the Conservative manifesto

Health and social care workforce

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We explore the health and social care workforce, how shortages are impacting on services and set out key priorities for the next government.

Health and social care: how does Labour’s manifesto stack up?

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26 November 2019

Hugh Alderwick reflects on the health and care policies set out in the Labour manifesto

Health and social care funding

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We explore the level of funding that the next government will need to commit to in order to maintain current standards or improve services, and set out priorities.

NHS performance and waiting times

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We explore how the NHS in England is performing and set out priorities for the next government.

What does the Liberal Democrats' manifesto mean for health and care?

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21 November 2019

Hugh Alderwick reflects on the health and care policies set out in the Liberal Democrat manifesto

I’ve got to admit it’s getting better: improving data analysis for improving care

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21 November 2019

Martin Bardsley reflects on the shifting landscape for health and care analysts in the NHS

Politicians can’t shake a magic people tree to staff the NHS

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20 November 2019

We need to move beyond an exclusive focus on money, to challenge the notion of a ‘magic people tree’, says Anita Charlesworth.

Immigration and the NHS: the evidence

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19 November 2019

Existing research tells us that international migration is good for the NHS, say Hugh Alderwick and Lucinda Allen

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