Workforce The health and care workforce are the people who work within the NHS and social care systems to deliver care

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We analyse and report on the profile and trends of the NHS and social care workforce, influencing and informing national policy and planning, encouraging policymakers to focus on the longer term.

Our recent work and content on this topic is listed below.

Today's data show COVID-19 is having a dramatic impact on how people seek care

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9 April 2020

Health Foundation response to NHS England performance statistics for March. 

Building castles on sand: reforming primary care

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12 March 2020

Rebecca Fisher looks at what the 2019 Commonwealth Fund Survey tells us about primary care reform in the UK and how GPs view their roles.

UK GPs the least satisfied among high income countries with amount of time they have with patients

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5 March 2020

Our report, an analysis of an international survey of GPs from 11 high income countries, paints a picture of high stress and low satisfaction with workload among UK practitioners  

Valuing the health and wellbeing of lower paid NHS staff

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24 February 2020

James de Boisanger explores work-related health problems among lower paid staff in the NHS.

New points-based immigration system looks set to make our social care crisis even worse

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18 February 2020

Health Foundation response to new immigration system, announced in February 2020, and what it means for social care.

NHS staff survey highlights difficulty of achieving '50,000 more nurses' pledge

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18 February 2020

Health Foundation response to 2019 NHS Staff Survey. 

Worst January for people waiting longer than four hours in A&E

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13 February 2020

Health Foundation response to January 2020 NHS England performance statistics

Social care can ill afford further limitations on recruitment from abroad

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28 January 2020

Health Foundation response to the Migration Advisory Committee's report on a future immigration system.

Government decision to introduce nursing grant is welcome but will not fully address the nursing crisis

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18 December 2019

Our response to the government announcement to introduce the nursing grant.

Improving labour productivity in primary care: the role of skill mix, technology and patients

Research project

Project that is aiming to define an accurate measure of labour productivity in primary care and to identify its determinants, including workforce skill mix, technology and patient characteristics.

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