REAL Centre

Making health and care services more sustainable

Social care funding gap

Our updated analysis explores what it would cost to fix the crisis in adult social care in England, including stabilising the current system, improving access to care and providing social protection against care costs.

About the REAL Centre

The Health Foundation’s REAL Centre (Research and Economic Analysis for the Long term) provides independent analysis and research to support better long-term decision making in health and social care.

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Blog

Why our perceptions of the NHS matter

1 April 2021
Blog

Claudia Barclay and Charles Tallack explore why countering misperceptions about the NHS is vital to...

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Data analysis

One year on: Three myths about COVID-19 that the data proved wrong

Data analysis

Three charts measuring 'years of life lost' that disprove three ‘myths’ that were prevalent at the...

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Blog

What might COVID-19 mean for England’s nurse supply?

15 March 2021
Blog

What are the long-term challenges for nurse retention and recruitment following the pandemic? Nihar...

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Working paper

Nurse supply model: exploring the impact of COVID-19

March 2021
Working paper

This working paper explores the potential impact of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic on the...

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Blog

Sunak was silent on social care when action is needed now

10 March 2021
Blog

The Budget continued a pattern of minimal short-term social care funding and nothing about longer...

Blog

The Chancellor’s squeeze on public spending signals a long and deep period of austerity

8 March 2021
Blog

While the Chancellor is spending big on the rescue phase of COVID-19, the Budget was silent on how...

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Press release

At the start of the pandemic, NHS earnings had fallen in real terms by over £600 per employee over the last decade

5 March 2021
Press release

Health Foundation response to the government's evidence to the NHS review body of a proposed 1% pay...

Chart

What next for the UK’s COVID-19 vaccination programme?

Chart

The UK’s COVID-19 vaccination programme has made an impressive start, with around 30% of the...

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