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.

Watch: capital spending on health care in England explained

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7 March 2019

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

Lack of investment in NHS infrastructure is undermining patient care

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7 March 2019

A new report by the Health Foundation concludes that a short-termist approach has resulted in years of declining and inadequate capital spending for the NHS in England, risking patient care and staff ...

Squeezed budgets, leaky roofs and rationing

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8 March 2019

Is the failure to maintain and invest in NHS infrastructure squeezing trusts to breaking point?

Improving productivity – what does The NHS Long Term Plan expect?

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28 February 2019

Anita Charlesworth explains how realising the ambitions of The NHS Long Term Plan, within the available funding, will be tough. 

Health funding – finally something we can agree on

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20 February 2019

How would the UK public prefer additional funds for health and social care to be raised? Jon Sussex explores the findings from our new study.

Public acceptability of health and social care funding options

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February 2019

This paper explores the preferences of the general public with regard to the various ways of raising the additional funds needed for health and social care in the UK.

Taking a long-term view

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28 January 2019

How can our new programme, Shaping Health Futures, help the long-term sustainability of health and social care services?

The NHS has a new long-term plan but this is not 'job done'

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18 January 2019

The Health Foundation has responded to the publication of the NAO's annual report on the financial sustainability of the NHS.

Renewed focus on community care is welcome, but change won't happen simply by moving money around

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22 November 2018

Health Foundation response to Government's announcement of £3.5bn a year funding for primary and community healthcare by 2023/4.

Funding challenges of the social care system in England

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November 2018

Our response to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee inquiry into the funding challenges of the social care system in England.

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