Health and social care sustainability

To maintain and improve care while demand and costs are rising, the health and social care system needs adequate funding, a skilled workforce and increases in productivity

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What should be done to fix the crisis in social care?

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Five messages for government about priorities and options for social care reform in England.

Press release

NHS plan jeopardised by unfinished business on funding and rising demand

New analysis from the Health Foundation shows that delivering the ambitious vision set out in the new NHS Long Term Plan plan...

Briefing

Investing in The NHS long term plan

A briefing analysing the challenges for health and social care following the publication of the NHS long term plan, including...

Briefing

Failing to capitalise

A report outlining how short-term thinking has resulted in years of inadequate capital spending for the NHS in England, riski...

Research report

Closing the gap

Staffing is the make-or-break issue for the NHS in England. This report sets out a series of policy actions that should be at...

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NHS funding

Funding increases of around 4% a year above inflation are needed to ensure the quality of care and meet rising pressures, whi...

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A sustainable social care system

Based on current spending, our analysis shows that a social care funding gap of £18bn will open up by 2030/31

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Efficiency and productivity of the health and social care system

A long-term, continuous focus on efficiency and productivity is essential to ensure health care quality

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The NHS and social care workforce

Adequate funding and a strategic, long-term approach to planning are needed for a sufficient and skilled workforce.

Research we fund on sustainability

We fund UK-wide projects to inform the debate and improve the evidence base around a sustainable health and social care system.

Publications and resources on health and social care sustainability

We conduct research and analysis to inform policymaking and ensure the debate is evidence-based, and focused on the future.

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