NHS funding Funding increases of around 4% a year above inflation are needed to ensure the quality of care and meet rising pressures, which is significantly higher than current plans

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The NHS needs adequate funding to meet rising demand and costs but funding has increased at historically low levels in the past decade.

We conduct research and analysis of NHS finances and funding to inform policymaking and ensure the debate is evidence-based and focused on the future.

Last minute changes to social care reforms are a step in the wrong direction

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18 November 2021

Health Foundation response to the government's proposed amendment to its planned social care charging reforms.

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.

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

Getting REAL on future health and social care funding

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22 October 2021

What’s next, and what’s needed, for health and social care funding? Elaine Kelly rounds up recent evidence from the REAL Centre.

The value of investing in social care

Briefing
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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.

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. 

Pandemic to endemic and the challenges ahead

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1 October 2021

Anita Charlesworth summarises the challenges facing the health and care system and brings together our key work and analysis in this area. 

How much does the NHS and social care workforce need to grow by over the next decade to meet demand?

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1 October 2021

In the next decade the NHS workforce needs to grow twice as fast and the social care workforce four times as fast as in the previous decade to meet demand.

Over a million more health and care staff needed in the next decade to meet growing demand for care

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1 October 2021

New report from the Health Foundation’s REAL Centre highlights huge scale of workforce shortfall.

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

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22 September 2021

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

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