Meeting the Sustainable Development Goal targets on health will require efforts well beyond the health care system. Is enough happening to keep us healthy in the UK? Emma Spencelayh explores.
Our Assistant Director of Policy, Ruth Thorlby, looks back at how the health and care service has been surviving this season’s extra pressures, and where action is needed now in advance of next win...
Did funding cuts in health and social care budgets lead to excess mortality in England? The devil is in the detail
Does the latest research into the impact of austerity in health and social care on mortality establish a clear causal relationship?
If you were to choose a government department you would run for a day to improve the health of the population, which would it be?
The NHS might be 'the closest thing the English have to a religion'. To an extent this is true - but people’s views are much more mixed across the topics we polled them on.
Reflections of a hospital doctor on the challenges of maintaining high quality care in the current climate
Are the pressures on NHS and social care staff having a detrimental effect on the quality of care patients receive?
Retention, recruitment and morale: it's time to address the key challenges facing our NHS and social care workforce
There are few things that all political parties agree on in this general election. The need to focus on the health and social care workforce appears to be one of them.
For busy clinicians the general election may seem a superficial distraction. But is it? While not all political parties have published their manifestos yet, we’ve had clues from speeches and leaks....
There are three fundamental issues that any incoming government will need to address if health and social care are to be sustained.
As the good book notes ‘Without a vision the people perish’. While not on a biblical scale, the Five Year Forward View published in 2014 set out what was a broad road for the NHS in England. Last w...