Recent reports

Maternity services overworked, understaffed and struggling to cope shows senior midwives survey

14th October 2015

Maternity unit closures, budget and training cuts and reduced services are among the issues highlighted by a survey of UK … Read more

Creating a Sustainable 21st Century Healthcare System

17th September 2015

There is now widespread agreement that all societies are facing the twin challenge of limited resources and an ageing population. … Read more

UK Faculty of Public Health response to the Department of Health consultation on Local authority public health allocations 2015-2016

28th August 2015

FPH welcomes the Prime Minister‘s commitment to increase NHS spending in real terms every year in this Parliament, rising to … Read more

King’s fund report 2015 : How much has generic prescribing and dispensing saved the NHS?

5th August 2015

Our recent report, Better value in the NHS, includes changes to generic prescribing as an example of improved productivity. Over … Read more

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