Blogs and long reads 

After the pandemic: recovery and reform 

What challenges do the NHS and social care system face over the long term? We round up recent evidence from the REAL Centre. Read the blog 

The challenges in Sajid Javid’s in-tray as health secretary 

What should Sajid Javid’s priorities be as new secretary of state for health and social care? Jennifer Dixon unpicks the challenges ahead. Read the blog 

An investment in people is an investment in health 

We explore how the COVID-19 impact inquiry shows the extent of the pandemic’s unequal repercussions. Read the blog

News and publications

At what level should social care costs be capped? 

In this analysis we explore three different social care cap levels, and what they would mean for people with different levels of wealth. Read more 

The whole of society will benefit from social care reform 

New analysis looks at the impact of a lifetime cap on social care costs on people with different levels of wealth and by parliamentary constituency. Read more 

Unequal pandemic, fairer recovery 

Earlier this month, we published the final findings report from our COVID-19 impact inquiry – a comprehensive review of the factors that affected the UK’s devastating COVID-19 death toll. Read more 

The government’s levelling up agenda 

What does ‘levelling up’ mean, and why should health be centre stage in plans to do so? In this briefing we explore the government’s strategy to levelling up, their approach so far and outline what should feature in the forthcoming white paper. Read more

The future of the NHS hospital payment system in England 

The whole health service needs to recover well from COVID-19 and transform to meet the challenges of the post-pandemic environment. Our new briefing, produced with Frontier Economics, explores the role that a new NHS hospital payment system could play in supporting such a transformation. Read more 

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