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


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.

If the NHS is to recover and become more resilient it will need significant resources

Press release
15 June 2022

Health Foundation commenting on the speech by the Rt. Hon. Sajid Javid MP at NHS ConfedExpo.

Yorkshire, Midlands and North East MPs urged to protect constituents from crippling care costs in key parliamentary vote

Press release
22 April 2022

The Health Foundation and the King's Fund urge Yorkshire, Midlands and North East MPs to protect constituents from crippling care costs in key parliamentary vote.

Beyond COVID-19: Adapting to the new challenges ahead

Newsletter blog
31 March 2022

Anita Charlesworth reflects on the changes afoot for the health and care service this spring, from integrated care systems to the Health and Care Levy and rising inflation.

Spring Statement 2022: What does rising inflation mean for health and social care?

30 March 2022

With the public finances squeezed by higher inflation, we look at what the Spring Statement could mean for health and social care funding pressures.

Government's proposed amendment to the Care Act would be a step in the wrong direction

Press release
7 March 2022

Our response to the House of Lords vote to reject the government’s amendment to the Care Act.

The Care Act amendment: who is set to lose out?

25 February 2022

Charles Tallack sets out what the proposed amendment to the social care cap will really mean for people needing care.

How can we think long term when the issues facing the health service are so urgent?

9 February 2022

Toby Watt rounds up the REAL Centre’s current work to reflect on how best to strike the balance between crisis management and long-term planning for the NHS and social care.

Does the cap fit?

February 2022

A joint IFS and Health Foundation briefing that analyses the government’s proposed amendment to the English social care charging system.

Last minute changes to social care reforms are a step in the wrong direction

Press release
18 November 2021

Health Foundation response to the government's proposed amendment to its planned social care charging reforms.

Nurses’ pay over the long term: what next?

November 2021

We examine long-term trends in UK nurses' pay and ask whether the system for deciding nurses’ pay remains fit for purpose.

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