Recent reports

Hospital finances and productivity: in a critical condition?

1st April 2015

In recent years the English National Health Service (NHS) has undergone major structural changes and has faced an unprecedented financial … Read more

The outlook for public spending on the NHS

1st March 2015

It is remarkable that over the current parliament, while total spending by government departments on public services has been cut … Read more

Rationing in the NHS

1st February 2015

This briefing sets out to highlight some of the key issues and dilemmas facing policy-makers and practitioners in the area … Read more

UNISON survey shows NHS staff are overworked and underpaid

20th November 2014

A new survey by UNISON, the UK’s biggest health trade union, reveals that three quarters of NHS workers said there … Read more

The Barker Review – A new settlement for health and social care

5th September 2014

This is the final report from the independent Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England. In … Read more

Commonwealth fund report 2014: How the U.S. Health Care System Compares Internationally

17th June 2014

The United States health care system is the most expensive in the world, but this report and prior editions consistently … Read more

Commissioning and funding general practice – Making the case for family care networks

19th February 2014

General practice is widely recognised to be the foundation on which NHS care is based. International studies have shown general … Read more

NHS and social care funding: the outlook to 2021/22

1st July 2012

The majority of health care in the UK is funded by the taxpayer. Therefore the quantity and quality of health … Read more