Health and care policy analysis The latest publications, briefings and blogs about health and social care policy and strategy
We regularly publish insights and analysis relating to policy and performance in health and social care in the UK, as well as comparisons with other international health systems.
Our analysis of the national government policy response for social care after the first wave of the pandemic.
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Researchers from the University of Glasgow use longitudinal data to study the relationship between changes in employment, income, poverty and mental health.
Evidence on the short- and long-term effect of integrated care programmes on emergency hospital use to inform the national roll-out of Integrated Care Systems (ICS).
What do the public think about climate change, health and the NHS net zero ambition, and why does this matter? Genevieve Cameron, Anya Gopfert and Tim Gardner present findings from our latest polling.
We highlight four priority areas that the Spending Review 2021 must invest in to address the pandemic's legacy and build resilence in health and social care.
Concerted, holistic action needs to be taken to create the conditions that improve health. We set out the action that central government needs to take to act purposefully as a system, rather than as a...
Expectations around the imminent levelling up white paper are high. But will it truly seize the opportunity to level up health? Here are our five tests to assess the white paper's level of commitment.
National and local governments have the power to address the root causes of health, and they do, to an extent. But investors and businesses have considerable agency over commercial health determinants...
The NHS has an important role in narrowing health inequalities, but progress has been slow and the pandemic has shown more tangible action is needed. We explore how the Bill could be used to bolster a...
The cut to Universal Credit is set to widen health inequalities when the government has promised to ‘level up’ health
David Finch, assistant director of Healthy Lives, writes about why the £20 uplift to Universal Credit must be made permanent.