Access Access to health care services can have an impact on quality of care and people’s health outcomes
There are many factors that could help or hinder people’s access to good quality health care services. For example, age, ethnicity, economic circumstances, or geographic location.
Our recent work and content on this topic is listed below.
We explore how the NHS in England is performing and set out priorities for the next government.
New analysis shows that while the waiting list for hospital care continues to grow, so too does the number of ‘missing' patients who have not yet been added to the list.
Latest analysis looks at the scale of the elective care backlog, and how pent-up demand is affecting some areas of England worse than others.
Research reveals scale of reduction in hospital treatment for care home residents and warns of backlog of pent-up demand for NHS care
The amount of hospital care received by those living in care homes in England rapidly declined in the first three months of the pandemic in 2020
In this short analysis our Policy team use data from the annual GP patient survey to explore access to general practice, unpicking how patient satisfaction varies by deprivation, age and ethnicity.
Vital that government supports NHS and social care to keep normal services running as winter approaches
Health Foundation response to the Health and Social Care Committee's report on delivering core NHS and care services during the pandemic and beyond.
Public confidence in using NHS returning but concerns persist among groups worst affected by COVID-19
The Health Foundation releases new polling data with Ipsos MORI looking at the public’s attitudes on health and social care following COVID-19.