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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The bigger picture

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In the REAL Centre's first report, we look back at the care and treatment provided by the NHS in...

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What the £13bn debt write-off means for the NHS

September 2020
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What the £13bn debt write-off means for the NHS: a briefing developed by the Health Foundation in...

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Social care for adults aged 18–64

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This analysis explores the needs of younger adults (aged 18–64) in the social care system in...

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Falling short: the NHS workforce challenge

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Our fourth annual report analysing the staff profile and trends in the NHS workforce in England in...

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International comparisons of capital in health care: why is the UK falling behind?

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This long read raises questions about why the UK is lagging far behind other countries when it comes...

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Failing to capitalise

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A report outlining how short-term thinking has resulted in years of inadequate capital spending for...

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NHS funding

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Funding increases of around 4% a year above inflation are needed to ensure the quality of care and...

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A sustainable social care system

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Our research and analysis of social care aims to inform policymaking and ensure the debate is...

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Efficiency and productivity of the health and social care system

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

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The NHS and social care workforce

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

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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REAL Centre

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