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Health and social care funding projections 2021

This report presents the REAL Centre’s first set of projections of future health and social care funding requirements, both for the next 3 years and longer term funding to 2030/31. The projections are based on two scenarios: stabilisation and recovery. The scenarios differ according to different levels of government policy ambition and different trajectories for the level of impact of COVID-19.

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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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