Health and care policy analysis The latest publications, briefings and blogs about health and social care policy and strategy

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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.

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The long-term impacts of new care models on hospital use

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September 2020

The briefing examines the impact of Mid-Nottinghamshire's Integrated Care Transformation Programme initiatives on hospital use.

NHS Test and Trace: the journey so far

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Launched at the end of May, NHS Test and Trace is not yet the ‘world-beating’ contact tracing programme we were promised. This long read examines the lessons of the journey so far.

Using economic development to improve health and reduce health inequalities  

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September 2020

This report sets out how economic development can be used to improve people’s health and reduce health inequalities in the UK.

COVID-19 policy tracker

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16 September 2020

A timeline to 14 September 2020 of national policy and health system responses to COVID-19 in England.

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.

How might COVID-19 affect the number of GPs available to see patients in England?

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COVID-19 may affect the number of GPs able to consult with patients face-to-face. We explore this problem in terms of geography, socioeconomic deprivation, GP availability and the number of patients p...

Adult social care and COVID-19: Assessing the policy response in England so far

Briefing
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July 2020

Our analysis of the national government policy response during the first phase of the pandemic.

Learning from lockdown

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COVID-19 and the response have touched every part of society. But as the UK edges out of lockdown, we ask which parts of our response to the pandemic are worth keeping hold of?

Five things we learnt from our polling on public perceptions during COVID-19

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24 June 2020

What are the five things we've learnt so far from a Ipsos MORI polling (commissioned by the Health Foundation) carried out between 1–10 May.

How has NHS 111 shaped public demand for the NHS in England during the pandemic?

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19 June 2020

Emma Vestesson and Tim Gardner look at what recent changes in patient interaction with NHS services in England tell us. 

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