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Making health and care services more sustainable

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

Mortality across a host of non-COVID causes has changed, sometimes dramatically, during the past year and a half. Our new analysis explores what could lie behind these differences.

About the REAL Centre

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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A new programme to develop a rich evidence base which will build consensus and develop the...

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Does the cap fit?

February 2022
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A joint IFS and Health Foundation briefing that analyses the government’s proposed amendment to the...

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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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Nurses’ pay over the long term: what next?

November 2021
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We examine long-term trends in UK nurses' pay and ask whether the system for deciding nurses’ pay...

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Getting REAL on future health and social care funding

22 October 2021
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What’s next, and what’s needed, for health and social care funding? Elaine Kelly rounds up recent...

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A radical new vision for social care

2 November 2021, 12.30
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In the second REAL Challenge annual lecture, Hilary Cottam explored whether this moment – as we...

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Health and social care funding projections 2021

October 2021
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The REAL Centre sets out projections of the funding the NHS and social care system in England may...

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

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

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