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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Failing to capitalise

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

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Watch: capital spending on health care in England explained

Watch our short video explaining capital spending on health care in England, including what it is and why it matters for the ...

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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.

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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.

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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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We look for talented and passionate individuals as everyone at the Health Foundation has an important role to play.

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Q is an initiative connecting people with improvement expertise across the UK.

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