Recent reports

In short supply: pay policy and nurse numbers Workforce profile and trends in the English NHS

25th May 2017

In April 2017, the House of Lords Select Committee on the long-term sustainability of the NHS concluded that the biggest … Read more

The parties’ pledges on health and social care

24th May 2017

Ahead of the general election, we summarise the main pledges made by the three main parties on health and social … Read more

What are STPs and why do they matter?

16th May 2017

Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) are place-based plans for improving health and care services in 44 areas of England. They … Read more

Cuts to crucial children’s health services are jeopardising the health of England’s children and young people

16th May 2017

A new RCN report, The Best Start: The Future of Children’s Health, shows how plummeting numbers of health visitors and … Read more

What impact will Brexit have on the health and social care workforce?

12th May 2017

The UK’s departure from the EU could affect a number of issues including cross-border patient entitlements; the regulation and supply … Read more

Does the NHS need more money?

12th May 2017

In recent years, NHS spending has been protected while other budgets, such as those for local government services and policing, … Read more

State of child health – Report 2017

1st May 2017

Produced by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in, this report is a comprehensive list of 25 measures … Read more

Mission Impossible? The task for NHS Providers in 2017/2018

22nd March 2017

The 2017 Budget on 8 March confirmed that, while there was extra money for social care and a small amount … Read more

Health cuts most likely cause of major rise in mortality, study claims

17th February 2017

An unprecedented rise in mortality in England and Wales, where 30,000 excess deaths occurred in 2015, is likely to be … Read more

Read all about it: media coverage of NHS rationing

16th February 2017

As part of the work for our forthcoming report on NHS financial pressures, we examined how the media have reported … Read more