Workforce The health and care workforce are the people who work within the NHS and social care systems to deliver care

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We analyse and report on the profile and trends of the NHS and social care workforce, influencing and informing national policy and planning, encouraging policymakers to focus on the longer term.

Our recent work and content on this topic is listed below.

Health Foundation highlights need for a credible and realistic strategy to bring NHS waiting lists down

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9 December 2021

Our response to the publication of NHS England and Improvement's monthly performance statistics. 

Inaction on workforce planning will hamper the NHS and social care's ability to recover

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23 November 2021

Our response to the vote on the Health and Care Bill amendment on workforce planning.

Staff vacancies highlight urgent need for NHS workforce strategy and amendment to Health and Care Bill

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15 November 2021

Health Foundation response to the RCP Consultant Census 2021 and the proposed amendment to the Health and Care Bill by Jeremy Hunt MP.

Pressures on the NHS are far from ‘sustainable’

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11 November 2021

Health Foundation response to the publication of NHS England's monthly performance statistics released November 11 2021.

The UK entered the pandemic in a vulnerable position with both systemic weaknesses in the NHS and poor underlying health

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9 November 2021

Health Foundation response to OECD Health at a Glance 2021 report.

Spending Review 2021: what it means for health and social care

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29 October 2021

In this analysis we take a deeper look at what the Spending Review means for health and social care, including in four priority areas: social care, the public health grant, NHS capital and the NHS wor...

Health Foundation response to Spending Review 2021

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27 October 2021

Welcome investment in public services but lack of NHS workforce plan, and insufficient funding for social care and public health hinders recovery

CQC’s report suggests this winter is set to test the health and care system like no other

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22 October 2021

Health Foundation response to the Care Quality Commission's annual State of Care report.

NHS England statistics show hard work and dedication of NHS staff

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14 October 2021

Health Foundation response to the publication of NHS England's monthly performance statistics released 14 October 2021.

Growing concern about shortfall in social care workforce

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12 October 2021

Health Foundation response to the Skills for Care annual report, State of the adult social care sector and workforce in England.

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