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Publications

Report

Our ageing population

December 2021
Report

This report explores the complex relationship between age, health and social care need, and how this...

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Report

Does the cap fit?

February 2022
Report

A joint IFS and Health Foundation briefing that analyses the government’s proposed amendment to the...

Report

Nurses’ pay over the long term: what next?

November 2021
Report

We examine long-term trends in UK nurses' pay and ask whether the system for deciding nurses’ pay...

REAL Centre

Thought paper

A radical new vision for social care

November 2021
Thought paper

Acclaimed author and social innovator Hilary Cottam asks what might it take to turn our current...

REAL Centre

Report

Health and social care funding projections 2021

October 2021
Report

The REAL Centre sets out projections of the funding the NHS and social care system in England may...

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Briefing

The future of the NHS hospital payment system in England

July 2021
Briefing

The whole health service needs to recover well from COVID-19 and transform to meet the challenges of...

REAL Centre

Analysis

The most expensive breakfast in history

June 2021
Analysis

20 years on from the Wanless report, we look back on its origins, methodology, and impact, and...

Report

Building the NHS nursing workforce in England

December 2020
Report

The current shortfall of nurses represents a major long-term and growing problem for the NHS. This...

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Analysis

The bigger picture

October 2020
Analysis

In the REAL Centre's first report, we look back at the care and treatment provided by the NHS in...

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Analysis

Data analysis

What has happened to non-COVID mortality during the pandemic?

6 December 2021
Data analysis

Mortality across a host of non-COVID causes has changed, sometimes dramatically, during the past...

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Chart

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

Chart

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

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Data analysis

Waiting for care

26 August 2021
Data analysis

How has the suspension of routine NHS care affected people’s health and wellbeing? This analysis...

REAL Centre

Data analysis

At what level should social care costs be capped?

16 July 2021
Data analysis

In this analysis we explore three different social care cap levels, and what they would mean for...

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Chart

Use of primary care during the COVID-19 pandemic: May 2021 update

Chart

There have been dramatic shifts in primary care activities and outcomes in response to the COVID-19...

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Data analysis

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

23 March 2021
Data analysis

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

REAL Centre

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...

Data analysis

The COVID-19 vaccine: who gets it first?

19 December 2020
Data analysis

The COVID-19 vaccination campaign hopefully marks the beginning of the end of the pandemic. But...

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External link

Spending Review 2020: Managing uncertainty

External link

Our latest REAL Centre analysis explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health care...

Chart

Use of primary care during the COVID-19 pandemic

Chart

There have been dramatic shifts in primary care activities and outcomes in response to the COVID-19...

Working papers

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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Working paper

Nurse supply model: progress so far

December 2020
Working paper

The Health Foundation's REAL Centre commissioned DAS to produce a model that can be used to develop...

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