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.
A briefing analysing the challenges for health and social care following the publication of the NHS long term plan, including the implications for activity levels and workforce in the NHS in England.
June 2019 chart of the month. As a share of GDP, the UK spends far less on capital in health care than comparable OECD countries.
New analysis from the Health Foundation shows that delivering the ambitious vision set out in the new NHS Long Term Plan plan will be extremely challenging without urgent government action on wider he...
£4.4bn funding gap projected for social care in England as spending per person falls further behind other UK countries
New analysis from the Health Foundation shows that there will be a social care funding gap of £4.4bn in England in 2023/24 to meet rising demand and address critical staffing shortages in the sector.
If we knew more about what helped recruit and retain social care staff we could put targeted solutions in place to reduce persistent workforce problems. That’s the thinking behind this new project...
Improvement Fellow Sarah Reed looks at two projects we’ve funded that are using multi-professional teams to bridge the workforce gap.
Staffing is the make-or-break issue for the NHS in England, with workforce shortages now having a direct impact on the health service’s ability to keep up with demand.
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