- In the first briefing, we showed that funding in England since 2010 has not risen as quickly as the pressures on the NHS, which have been caused by having to meet the health care needs of a growing population, and the rising costs of staff, drugs and other essentials.
- The second briefing found that waiting times for many NHS urgent and emergency services in England were at their worst in 2016/17 for the last five years, but there is so far little evidence that the quality of care for some of the big killers – like heart attack, stroke and cancer – is deteriorating.
- In this third briefing, we consider what steps might be needed to make sure the NHS and social care in England have enough of the right people to deliver high quality care in the future.
This is the third in a series of Health Foundation briefings ahead of the June 2017 general election. It focuses on the fundamental challenges facing the NHS and social care workforce in England, pointing to a combination of issues around recruitment, retention and morale.
It highlights that the future workforce for the NHS and social care sector is at risk without urgent action from the incoming government to establish a sustainable and joined up workforce strategy.
This is first of three Health Foundation briefings ahead of the 2017 General Election.
This is second of three Health Foundation briefings ahead of the 2017 General Election
You might also like...
Our third annual report analysing the staff profile and trends in the NHS workforce in England in 2018
New analysis shows NHS staff numbers are failing to keep pace with demand, and that there is ongoing deterioration in workfor...
How can our new programme, Shaping Health Futures, help the long-term sustainability of health and social care services?
Health Foundation @HealthFdn
10 tips from our recent webinar on spreading innovation and improvement in the NHS. ICYMI, you can catch up on the… https://t.co/aA28lGFQFNFollow us on Twitter
Work with us
We look for talented and passionate individuals as everyone at the Health Foundation has an important role to play.View current vacancies
The Q Community
Q is an initiative connecting people with improvement expertise across the UK.Find out more