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Nurses’ pay over the long term: what next?

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November 2021

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

A radical new vision for social care

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October 2021

Acclaimed author and social innovator Hilary Cottam asks what might it take to turn our current thinking about care on its head, reimagining care not merely as a cost but as an investment in our socia...

Public perceptions of climate change and health (September 2021)

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October 2021

This report presents the findings of a survey with the UK public commissioned by the Health Foundation and conducted by Ipsos MORI between 22 and 28 July 2021. The results show that there is a high le...

Assessing the impact of COVID-19 on the clinically extremely vulnerable population

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October 2021

We present analysis from the Networked Data Lab on the impact the pandemic has had on the clinically extremely vulnerable population.

The value of investing in social care

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October 2021

The King’s Fund, the Health Foundation and Nuffield Trust have come together to set out the benefits of further funding for reform to adult social care in England.

A whole-government approach to improving health

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October 2021

Concerted, holistic action needs to be taken to create the conditions that improve health. We set out the action that central government needs to take to act purposefully as a system, rather than as a...

Health and social care funding projections 2021

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October 2021

The REAL Centre sets out projections of the funding the NHS and social care system in England may need, along with workforce requirements, over the next 10 years. 

Directors of public health and the COVID-19 pandemic

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September 2021

Supported by the Health Foundation, the King’s Fund undertook a project to explore the local response to and recovery from COVID-19.

Health and social care funding to 2024/25

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September 2021

New analysis from the Health Foundation’s REAL Centre sets out the scale of the challenge facing government if it wants to clear the backlog in NHS care over the course of this parliament and return h...

The future of the NHS hospital payment system in England

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July 2021

The whole health service needs to recover well from COVID-19 and transform to meet the challenges of the post-pandemic environment. This briefing, produced with Frontier Economics, considers these cha...

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