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.

Event: What will it take to fix social care?

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21 November 2019

We hosted a breakfast seminar on Thursday 21 November at which the options for reforming the adult social care system were set out by leading social care and economic experts.

UK investing less in health care infrastructure compared to other EU countries

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24 October 2019

New analysis from the Health Foundation suggests that the UK is investing significantly less in health care capital as a share of GDP compared to most other similar countries. As a result, the total v...

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 to the value of health care capital, and explores concerns about the possible implications for staf...

Social care funding: public perceptions and preferences

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10 October 2019

Anita Charlesworth reflects on findings about public preferences for adult social care funding.

Labour proposals highlight urgent need for reform of social care

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23 September 2019

Health Foundation response to Labour Party’s proposals for social care.

Where does the 2019 Spending Round leave health and social care, and the nation’s health prospects?

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The Chancellor stated that the 2019 Spending Round ‘turned the page on austerity’. But is the new spending enough?

Spending Round: major challenges remain for health, social care and wider public services

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5 September 2019

Health Foundation response to the Spending Round for 2020/21.

New government must act to end the shameful policy failure at the heart of adult social care

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30 August 2019

Health Foundation says political will and £7.5bn of additional government funding will establish a fairer, more stable care system

The Prime Minister has identified reducing waiting times as a priority, but there is a mountain to climb

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8 August 2019

Health Foundation response to NHS England monthly performance stats

The excluded middle: Is the 'new money' new or not?

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5 August 2019

The announcement of a £1.8bn cash injection for NHS capital infrastructure projects has generated lively debate. Ben Gershlick explores how new the new money is, and if it is enough.

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