National Health Service (NHS)

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Report

NHS Test and Trace: the journey so far

NHS Test and Trace (NHSTT) is England’s COVID-19 contact tracing programme. This report outlines how the programme works and analyses the key stages in the development of testing and contact tracing in England. Following this, it highlights some of the ongoing challenges faced by NHSTT...
Report

Understanding and sustaining the health care service shifts accelerated by COVID-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to significant changes in how NHS services are delivered and used. This has seen an acceleration of policies that have previously only made incremental progress.
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.
Report

Prevention in the age of information: public education for better health

Tackling preventative illness must remain a top priority for the government in the 2020s. This report argues that the UK government must deliver a paradigm shift in prevention policy from interventions that ‘blame and punish’ to those that ‘empathise and assist.’ The aim of prevention...
Report

Care fit for carers

This report provides new evidence on the experience of the healthcare workforce during COVID-19 to date – from IPPR/YouGov polling of healthcare workers and the general public; an IPPR consultation; and from literature review.
Report

Realising the neighbourhood NHS: delivering a new deal for primary care in England

This paper fulfils IPPR’s objective to advance physical health, by providing new evidence and ideas to improve the provision of primary and community care.
Report

Quality improvement in general practice: what do GPs and practice managers think?

This report explores the level of quality improvement awareness, appetite and activity in general practice across the United Kingdom.
Briefing paper

Health and social care workforce: priorities for the next government

This briefing paper provides an overview of the current state of the health and social care workforce and sets out priorities for the next government.
Briefing paper

NHS performance and waiting times: priorities for the next government

Essential parts of the NHS in England are experiencing the worst performance against waiting times targets since the targets were set. While it is important to look at other aspects of the quality of care beyond waiting times, the persistently downward trend against these targets...
Briefing paper

The nation’s health: priorities for the next government

Worrying trends in the United Kingdom’s public health have emerged in recent years that cannot be overlooked by the incoming government. This briefing focuses on what action the next government needs to take to create a healthier UK society.