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What action is required to make NHS workforce shortages a thing of the past?

13 May 2021
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What is needed to overcome short-termism in workforce planning for the NHS and social care? Anita...

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If not now, when?

10 May 2021
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Despite government promising to 'fix the crisis in social care once and for all', no plan to reform...

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Why our perceptions of the NHS matter

1 April 2021
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Claudia Barclay and Charles Tallack explore why countering misperceptions about the NHS is vital to...

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What might COVID-19 mean for England’s nurse supply?

15 March 2021
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What are the long-term challenges for nurse retention and recruitment following the pandemic? Nihar...

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Sunak was silent on social care when action is needed now

10 March 2021
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The Budget continued a pattern of minimal short-term social care funding and nothing about longer...

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The Chancellor’s squeeze on public spending signals a long and deep period of austerity

8 March 2021
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While the Chancellor is spending big on the rescue phase of COVID-19, the Budget was silent on how...

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Why the market matters in adult social care (and what we can do about it)

26 February 2021
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There are endemic failures in the adult social care market. In this blog we explain why reform is...

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Years of underinvestment made the UK’s death toll so much higher than it need have been

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The scene for the current crisis was set long before the virus arrived. Anita Charlesworth explores...

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Staff shortages left the NHS vulnerable to the COVID-19 storm

12 January 2021
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We are seeing the consequences of years of workforce planning failures, says Anita Charlesworth.

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How is COVID-19 impacting people working in adult social care?

8 January 2021
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We bring together emerging evidence of the pandemic’s impact so far on a workforce that has for too...

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Addressing the nursing shortfall

13 December 2020
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Nihar Shembavnekar introduces the REAL Centre's nurse supply model, and explains why we hope it will...

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To govern is to choose

23 October 2020
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Choices about health and social care must be made with a strong emphasis on their long-term...

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It’s time to see the bigger picture

17 October 2020
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Sir Andrew Dilnot writes that to get the best out of the NHS and social care, we need more and...

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We can shape the future

6 October 2020
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Dr Jennifer Dixon explores how the REAL Centre will help to identify what future health and care...

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A new frontier

24 September 2018
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Anita Charlesworth blogs about the establishment of a new centre to provide independent projections,...

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