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.

Exploring the impact of COVID-19 government policy on the adult social care workforce

Research project

Exploring the impact of COVID-19 government policy on the adult social care workforce  

Should the government rethink its immigration policy for social care?

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10 September 2020

Lucinda Allen and Tim Gardner discuss new polling that shows strong public support for an immigration route for social care and what such a policy could mean for the sector's workforce challenges.

Narrative accounts of primary care practitioners in a time of COVID-19

Research project

A research collaboration between the University of Birmingham and the University of Aberdeen, supported by the Health Foundation.

The adult social care workforce in London

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20 August 2020

We explore analysis on the social care workforce and the delivery of care services in London.

Supporting staff wellbeing during COVID-19: a Northumbrian experience

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5 August 2020

Annie Laverty, Chief Experience Officer at Northumbria NHS Foundation Trust, offers her reflections on engaging with NHS staff meaningfully during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NHS People Plan provides a stop-gap but leaves glaring omissions

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30 July 2020

Health Foundation response to the NHS People Plan 2020/21.

New analysis lays bare government’s failure to protect social care from COVID-19

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30 July 2020

New Health Foundation analysis reveals the devastating impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on social care in England.

Adult social care and COVID-19: Assessing the impact on social care users and staff in England so far

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July 2020

Our analysis on the scale of the impact of COVID-19 on social care in England during the first phase of the pandemic

Thinking local and global: exploring the UK’s reliance on international nurses and the impact of COVID-19

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23 July 2020

The unprecedented pressures caused by COVID-19 have highlighted the central importance of registered nurses to health and social care services. The pandemic has also further exposed the current shortf...

Under today’s immigration proposals, social care will still be left high and dry

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14 July 2020

Health Foundation response to further details of plan for a points-based immigration system.

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