NHS funding Funding increases of around 4% a year above inflation are needed to ensure the quality of care and meet rising pressures, which is significantly higher than current plans

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The NHS needs adequate funding to meet rising demand and costs but funding has increased at historically low levels in the past decade.

We conduct research and analysis of NHS finances and funding to inform policymaking and ensure the debate is evidence-based and focused on the future.

Social care cap a bold step forward but funding won't ‘fix’ social care or tackle the NHS backlog

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7 September 2021

Health Foundation response to the funding announcement for adult social care and the NHS.

This is only the first instalment of funding needed to put the NHS on the road to recovery

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6 September 2021

Health Foundation response to the Department of Health and Social Care announcement of an extra £5.4bn for the NHS for the remainder of 2021/22.

Health and social care funding to 2024/25

Analysis
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September 2021

New analysis from the Health Foundation’s REAL Centre sets out the scale of the challenge facing government if it wants to clear the backlog in NHS care over the course of this parliament and return h...

Almost £17bn needed to clear backlog and treat expected rise in patients needing NHS hospital care

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6 September 2021

New analysis from the Health Foundation’s REAL Centre sets out the scale of the challenge facing government if it wants to clear the backlog in NHS care over the course of this parliament and return h...

What will it cost to get the NHS and social care on the road to recovery?

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2 September 2021

REAL Centre economists estimate the levels of funding required to enable health and care services to recover and to meet future needs.

After the pandemic: recovery and reform

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26 July 2021

What challenges do the NHS and social care system face over the long term? Charles Tallack rounds up recent evidence from the REAL Centre.

NHS pay offer is 'treading water'

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21 July 2021

Our response to the announcement of a 3% pay rise for NHS Agenda for Change staff.

The future of the NHS hospital payment system in England

Briefing
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July 2021

The whole health service needs to recover well from COVID-19 and transform to meet the challenges of the post-pandemic environment. This briefing, produced with Frontier Economics, considers these cha...

Without a cap on social care costs, former Red Wall seat residents will continue to suffer the most

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1 July 2021

New REAL Centre analysis shows that people living in the newly gained Conservative areas have most to gain from a £50,0000 cap on social care costs

The whole of society will benefit from social care reform

Data analysis
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New analysis looks at the impact of a lifetime cap on social care costs on people with different levels of wealth and by parliamentary constituency.

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