Charts and infographics

Browse the latest data visualisation from the Health Foundation


Our charts and infographics explore key health and health care trends in an accessible way. Many are available to download for use in your own work.

You may also be interested in:

  • Our newsletter feature Chart of the month, which looks at a different health and health care topic each month and its implications for those working in the sector.
  • Funding explained – our collection of interactive charts looking at the key past, present and future trends in health and social care funding and activity.

How has the productivity of UK health care changed between 1997 and 2016?

29 January 2019

January 2019 Chart of the Month. Between 1997 and 2016, productivity across the UK NHS grew by 20%, at an average of around 1% per year.

Health and health care use of older people living alone

12 December 2018

December 2018 Chart of the Month. We examined the characteristics of people aged 65 or older living alone and the impact that living arrangements have on their health and health care use. 

The gap in healthy life expectancy between the most and least deprived areas in England

22 November 2018

November 2018 chart of the month. The government’s vision for the role of prevention in improving health supports includes ensuring a 5-year increase in healthy life expectancy by 2035 and, in doing s...

How much has the backlog in maintenance of NHS estates increased?

30 October 2018

October 2018 chart of the month. Since 2013/14, the maintenance backlog for NHS hospitals has risen substantially, with most of this from an increase in high and significant risk backlog.

Survey of adopters

27 September 2018

September 2018 chart of the month. ‘Providing more opportunities to share learning’ would have helped the most in adopting innovation.

14-day cancer waiting times

30 August 2018

August 2018 chart of the month. The 14-day waiting time standard from urgent GP referral for suspected cancer to first outpatient appointment has been missed for a whole quarter for the first time sin...

Large drop in the number of new nurses coming from the EU to work in the UK

27 July 2018

July 2018 chart of the month. The number of EU nurse registrants has dropped by 87% from 6,400 in 2016/17 to 800 in 2017/18.

How is work good for our health?

17 July 2018

By providing good work for all, we can reduce socio-economic inequalities and create a healthier society.

Is the recent funding announcement enough for NHS England?

27 June 2018

June 2018 Chart of the Month. The Government has announced an increase to NHS England’s main budget of just over £20bn by 2023/24, an increase of 3.4% a year on average.

The cost of unmet demand in social care

30 May 2018

May 2018 Chart of the Month. It's estimated that social care spending pressures would grow at 3.7% per year to 2030/31: based on current estimates of the budget for social care this would leave a £6.1...

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