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Chris Thomas

Policy report

The disease of disparity

This report identifies six areas where policy incentives are misaligned with an ambition to tackle health inequality, and makes recommendations across the NHS and the socio-economic drivers of poor health.
Briefing paper

Community first social care: care in places people call home

Additional funding for social care is important. The system has suffered significant cuts and cannot be improved without a funding deal. This briefing makes a contribution to the evidence and policy thinking on what should come alongside funding proposals. It outlines how combining funding reform...
Report

State of health and care: the NHS long term plan after COVID-19

After a decade of austerity, the NHS Long Term Plan was meant to be a turning point for healthcare. This analysis shows that the impact of COVID-19 has resulted in a significant backward step for people with cancer, mental illness, cardiovascular disease and multiple long-term...
Report

Levelling up health for prosperity

This report outlines policy to make health improvement and the reduction of place-based health inequality a joint enterprise between local and national government.
Report

Resilient health and care: learning the lessons of COVID-19

This report argues that the UK government should take the opportunity to create a health system where resilience is considered efficient, where long-term thinking is encouraged, and where resources are allocated to deliver on it.