Charts and infographics on health and social care sustainability Our latest data visualisations on NHS finances and funding, social care, workforce and efficiency and productivity

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We produce charts and infographics to illustrate some of the key trends and issues in health and social care sustainability. You may also be interested in our Chart of the month series.

The adult social care workforce in London

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20 August 2020

We explore analysis on the social care workforce and the delivery of care services in London.

Thinking local and global: exploring the UK’s reliance on international nurses and the impact of COVID-19

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23 July 2020

The unprecedented pressures caused by COVID-19 have highlighted the central importance of registered nurses to health and social care services. The pandemic has also further exposed the current shortf...

The social care funding gap – our updated estimates and figures explained

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9 June 2020

This update gives revised estimates for the social care funding gap and sets out how and why our estimates have changed over time.

Even before COVID-19, high workforce turnover rates posed a major challenge for social care

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29 May 2020

Even before the pandemic, staffing was the biggest single challenge for the sector in England. High and increasing staff turnover rates – the proportion of staff leaving their roles in the previous 12...

Going into COVID-19, the health and social care workforce faced concerning shortages

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20 May 2020

The NHS faces a workforce shortfall of over 115,000 full-time equivalent staff in England this year, with the outlook in the social care sector even more concerning. These charts examine historical tr...

Health spending as a share of GDP remains at lowest level in a decade

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30 July 2019

July 2019 chart of the month. UK spending on health stays flat as a percentage of GDP

The UK spends less on capital in health care than other comparable countries

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25 June 2019

June 2019 chart of the month. As a share of GDP, the UK spends far less on capital in health care than comparable OECD countries.

Health service output has increased faster than nurse numbers this decade

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29 April 2019

April 2019 chart of the month. The divergence between growth in staff numbers and the amount being done in the health service means increased workload and pressure on staff.

Changes to the general practice workforce

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28 February 2019

February 2019 chart of the month. The overall number of nurses grew by 1.5% to 16,040 between September 2017 and September 2018. 

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

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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.

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