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


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 NHS data should be a wake-up call to the next prime minister

Press release
11 August 2022

Health Foundation response to the monthly NHS performance statistics.

Boris Johnson didn’t ‘fix social care’ - the next PM must

Press release
4 August 2022

Response from the Health Foundation on the Levelling-Up, Housing and Communities Committee report into adult social care.

Party conference schedule 2022

1 August 2022

The Health Foundation will be holding multiple fringe events and partnering with other organisations to have a presence on their panels.

Government’s nursing target could still leave NHS short of nearly 40,000 nurses by next election

Press release
20 July 2022

Analysis from the Health Foundation's REAL Centre highlights scale of long-term workforce challenges for incoming government.

Webinar: What does the future look like for the general practice workforce?

20 July 2022
Wednesday 20 July 2022, 10.00–11.15

In this webinar, we explored the REAL Centre’s upcoming report on updated NHS workforce supply projections, with a particular focus on the general practice workforce.

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Unfunded NHS staff pay increase could leave big hole in severely stretched NHS budget

Press release
19 July 2022

Health Foundation response to the Pay Review Body (PRB) announcement on pay for NHS staff.

The capacity challenge: workforce, funding and beds

15 July 2022

Anita Charlesworth rounds up the REAL Centre’s recent work looking at the capacity challenges in the NHS and social care.

Latest NHS data shows severe pressures across health and care system

Press release
14 July 2022

Health Foundation response to the publication on the monthly NHS performance statistics and GP patient survey.

Projections: General practice workforce in England

June 2022

We summarise key findings of our analysis on workforce supply and demand in general practice in England up to 2030/31, focusing on patient care staff (GPs, general practice nurses and other patient ca...

A quarter of GP and general practice nursing posts could be vacant in 10 years

Press release
25 July 2022

Analysis from the Health Foundation’s REAL Centre warns that without urgent, significant policy action, the NHS in England is facing a crippling shortage of GPs and general practice nurses over the co...

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