Charts and infographics on health and social care sustainability Our latest data visualisations on NHS finances and funding, social care, workforce and efficiency and productivity

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We produce charts and infographics to illustrate some of the key trends and issues in health and social care sustainability. You may also be interested in our Chart of the month series.

The GP shortfall in numbers

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30 June 2022

Analysis from the Health Foundation’s REAL Centre warns that without urgent, significant policy action, the NHS in England is facing a crippling shortage of GPs over the coming decade. We take a close...

How reliant is the NHS in England on international nurse recruitment?

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26 May 2022

Registered nurses are the biggest area of workforce shortages in the NHS in England. Compared with many other OECD countries, the NHS relies heavily on international recruitment as a route to increasi...

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

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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.

Why is the NHS really under 'record pressure'?

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12 March 2022

NHS performance data tell a clear story of rising pressures, with longer waits and other red flags of declining performance. But do we really understand the reasons why?  

How much does the NHS and social care workforce need to grow by over the next decade to meet demand?

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1 October 2021

In the next decade the NHS workforce needs to grow twice as fast and the social care workforce four times as fast as in the previous decade to meet demand.

Taxes and health care funding: how does the UK compare?

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22 September 2021

How much does the UK raise in taxes and spend on health care in comparison to other countries? We look at the facts. 

How has NHS staff pay changed over the past decade?

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20 July 2021

Over the past 10 years, there has been very little change in overall average basic pay for NHS staff, after accounting for inflation. However, there is considerable variation in how pay has changed ac...

Building the NHS nursing workforce in England: 8 key charts

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8 December 2020

Explore eight key charts from our report exploring the NHS nursing workforce in England.

The adult social care workforce in London

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20 August 2020

We explore analysis on the social care workforce and the delivery of care services in London.

Thinking local and global: exploring the UK’s reliance on international nurses and the impact of COVID-19

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23 July 2020

The unprecedented pressures caused by COVID-19 have highlighted the central importance of registered nurses to health and social care services. The pandemic has also further exposed the current shortf...

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