Recent reports

CQC report finds Leicester hospital services ‘need to improve’

14th March 2018

Full Story in Leicester Mercury 14 March 2018 Leicester’s Hospitals have been told they need to improve services in the … Read more

McKinsey paid £500,000 by NHS Improvement to advise on ‘purpose and model’

12th March 2018

Full Story in HSJ 12 March 2018 NHS Improvement is paying McKinsey £500,000 to help clarify its purpose and work … Read more

Report warns that NHS austerity is impacting mortality rates and life expectancy

29th November 2017

Full story in Pulse, 29 November 2017 Policy makers need to ‘take heed of early warning signs’ and end health … Read more

NHS England workforce planning ‘not fit for purpose’, says report

30th October 2017

NHS England’s workforce planning is “not fit for purpose”, according to a report that found a high turnover of staff was hurting … Read more

While all eyes look to Brexit, our NHS is about to collapse

18th October 2017

rexit casts its shroud over everything. The no-dealers grow more wild-eyed by the day; though sterling drops, prices rise. Chris … Read more

Health inequality gap ‘is still growing’ in England, new Department of Health data shows

12th August 2017

The health gap between rich and poor is growing in England, according to shocking figures compiled by the Department of … Read more

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