Recent reports

How hospital activity and funding in England have changed over time – The King’s Fund

20th December 2016

In recent years, NHS spending has been protected while other budgets such as welfare, local government and the police have … Read more

Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) explained – The King’s Fund

2nd December 2016

Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) were announced in NHS planning guidance published in December 2015. NHS organisations and local authorities in … Read more

Patients and staff shut out of NHS transformation plans, says thinktank

14th November 2016

NHS plans that could lead to hospital and A&E closures have been kept secret from the public and barely involved … Read more

David Oliver: Seven day services and soundbites

11th November 2016

“Our plans for seven day services are simple,” the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, clarified in his party’s conference speech in … Read more

Can Simon Stevens’ Sustainability and Transformation Plans save the NHS? – The Centre for Health and Public Interest

6th November 2016

Predictions that the NHS is facing disaster have been issued so often that people no longer pay much attention. This … Read more

CQC: State of Health Care and Adult Social Care in England 2015/16

13th October 2016

CQC Summary Demands are increasing on health and social care. State of Care – our annual overview of health and … Read more

King’s Fund Quarterly Monitoring Report: How is the NHS performing?

19th September 2016

Our Quarterly Monitoring Report examines the views of finance directors on the productivity challenge they face, as well as some … Read more

Social Care for Older People – The King’s Fund

15th September 2016

This report, published jointly with the Nuffield Trust, looks at the current state of social care services for older people … Read more

NHS success in tackling health inequality varies hugely across England

20th August 2016

The social divide in hospital admissions – which means far more poor people end up in hospital for preventable conditions … Read more

Feeling the Crunch: NHS finances to 2020, a report by The Nuffield Trust

8th August 2016

The NHS faces a £22 billion funding shortfall four-and-a-half years from now. That is no longer an abstract number designed … Read more