Chart: Public spending on health in the UK

January 2015 chart of the month. This interactive chart shows how, since the NHS was established in 1948, public funding for health care has increased by more than both inflation and economic growt...


Chart: The changing geography of NHS deficits

March 2016 Chart of the month. The financial position of NHS providers in England has substantially deteriorated in recent years, falling from a net surplus of £577m in 2012/13 to a net deficit of ...


Minding that gap: the NHS funding challenge

The best estimate to date of the funding gap that the NHS must fill in 2021/22 is from the Nuffield Trust. Main message: £44bn at the very least. The best estimate to date of where efficiencies mig...


Dr Jennifer Dixon

We owe it to patients and taxpayers

The annual report on the sustainability of public finances was published today by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) – the government's independent economic forecaster. These are numbers th...


Anita Charlesworth