National Health Service (NHS)

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Report

Our ageing population: how ageing affects health and care need in England

England’s population is ageing. In the next 25 years, the number of people older than 85 will double to 2.6 million. Does the ageing population mean an inevitable rise in demand and the costs of care? As this report explores, the reality is more subtle...
Briefing paper

Evolving regulation and oversight in a systems world

This briefing outlines the key implications for trusts of changes to the UK's National Health Service regulatory framework, in the context of accelerating system working and legislative change.
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.
Report

The NHS long term plan and COVID-19

The NHS Long Term Plan remains the blueprint for the NHS’s evolution in the United Kingdom, but the pandemic has dealt a huge blow to both the NHS and social care. In this report, the authors provide a narrative of what was achieved before the...
Report

Switched on: how do we get the best out of automation and AI in health care?

This report offers in-depth analysis into the challenges and potential presented by automation and AI in health care and highlights wider implications for the future, setting out considerations for policymakers and the NHS.
Report

The most expensive breakfast in history

This publication examines the 2002 Wanless Review of public health and National Health Service funding in the United Kingdom.
Report

Securing a positive health care technology legacy from COVID-19

This report explores the challenges of implementing health care technologies and investigates patient and staff experiences of technology during the first phase of the coronavirus pandemic. It draws on learning from the Health Foundation’s programmes and YouGov surveys of over 4,000 UK adults and over...
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

Patients not passports

This report focuses on the set of policies introduced as part of the UK government’s Hostile Environment immigration policies – which restrict access to public services and criminalise everyday activities – to expand border enforcement into the National Health Service (NHS) and restrict access to...
Report

Patient power: unleashing choice over routine medications

This report finds that many patients are not fully aware of the level of control they are entitled to when it comes to choosing medication. It suggests that pharmacists could play a greater role in the patient care pathway to support patients make choices about...
Report

The courage to be kind: reflecting on the role of kindness in the healthcare response to COVID-19

This report draws on a series of reflective conversations, conducted between April and September 2020 with five medics working in different parts of NHS Scotland. The conversations reflected on what can be achieved when united by a common purpose, and when work is underpinned by...
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...