Policy area: Health

Reports

Driving universal health reforms through crises and shocks

This report from UK think tank Chatham House examines driving universal health reforms through crises and shocks. Universal health coverage (UHC) is achieved when everyone receives the health services they need, free at the point of delivery. Target 3.8 of the Sustainable Development Goals sets the ambition for all countries to achieve UHC by 2030,...

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Delivering a general practice estate that is fit for purpose

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government says that the next government must urgently modernise old and cramped NHS GP buildings. GPs and the rest of the general practice workforce are working in buildings that are often too cramped, too old and too inflexible for a modern health service – with a...

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A preventative approach to public services

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government sets out how the next government can use a new parliament to shift to a preventative approach to public services. Whoever wins the general election will be unable to deliver high-performing public services – and keep taxes and debt at sustainable levels – unless it...

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Changemakers or troublemakers: what do social care providers think of younger workers?

This report from UK think tank The King's Fund recommends that social care has a wider workforce that includes younger people within it. Social care has a problem with young people. In the overall economy, under-25s make up 11% of the workforce, and in some sectors younger people are the backbone of the workforce (around...

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Investing in trusted relationships

This report from UK think tank Pro Bono Economics looks at the economic value of 'Football Beyond Borders' impact on children's wellbeing. PBE research for Football Beyond Borders uses exciting new ways of measuring impact to evaluate the difference a trusted adult can make to the wellbeing of children at greatest risk of exclusion. Children’s...

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The economic benefits of ADIE treatment for autistic people with anxiety

This report from UK think tank Pro Bono Economics explores economic benefits of ADIE treatment for autistic people with anxiety. A new treatment could be effective in helping autistic people recover from GAD. ‘Aligning Dimensions of Interoceptive Experience’ (ADIE) was recently trialled in a study funded by MQ Mental Health Research. The treatment takes a...

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Public satisfaction with the NHS and social care in 2023

This report from UK think tank The King's Fund discusses the results of the British social attitudes survey. The 2023 survey recorded the lowest levels of satisfaction since the survey began in 1983 – only 24% of the public are satisfied with the NHS, and only 13% are satisfied with social care. Despite low levels...

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Illustrating the relationship between poverty and NHS services

This report from UK think tank The King's Fund illustrates the relationship between poverty and NHS services. Currently it is estimated that more than one in five people in the UK are living in poverty. Living in poverty has a profound impact on people’s health and how they use NHS services. From greater prevalence of...

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Data gaps in healthcare statistics

This report from UK think tank the Centre for Public Data looks at the questions asked by healthcare stakeholders that cannot be answered by official statistics. There are basic things we do not know about our healthcare system, and these gaps are ultimately harming patients. This report maps the questions that are repeatedly asked by...

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Social Care 360

This report from UK think tank the King's Fund states that there is little to suggest that social care has turned a corner. 2022/23 saw a possible change to a recent trend in publicly funded adult social care. Since 2015/16, more people have been asking for social care support but fewer people have been getting...

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What the NHS can and cannot learn from the Singaporean health care system

This report from UK think tank the Social Market Foundation argues that Singaporean-style polyclinics and telemedicine could help drive efficiency in the UK. Singapore spends less on healthcare than the UK, and achieves remarkable health outcomes. Yet it is often unclear how far these lower costs are due to the design of its healthcare system...

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Covid Collective learning report

This report from UK think tank the Institute of Development Studies provides an overview on the Covid Collective research platform. This report provides an overview on the Covid Collective research platform, how it was operationalised, and the learning which emerged from the three-year programme. The foundation of the Covid Collective’s theory of change was the...

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State of the North 2024: Charting the course for a decade of renewal

This report from UK think tank IPPR assesses our current course and proposes five priority areas for a decade of renewal. The North’s communities are ambitious for a better future, but face systemic and pronounced inequalities. Gaps in power, wealth, opportunity, and health result in shorter, sicker, less fulfilling lives. Regional inequality is a major...

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Drowning not waving

This report from UK think tank the Centre for Social Justice outlines a bleak future without urgent action to support Scotland’s vital charity sector. In September 2023, the CSJ office in Scotland embarked on a mission to understand the challenges faced by grassroots charities. Through polling 1,000 people in Scotland and engaging with 80 charity...

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Creating a Britain that works and cares

This report from UK think tank the Centre for Social Justice proposes several key policies to facilitate carers’ participation in the labour market. In 2021-22 alone, nearly 400,000 carers had to leave their jobs to care for older or disabled family members. Despite this, there’s a strong desire among carers to engage in paid employment,...

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Related Events

23 July 2024

Location: Online

Think tank: The King's Fund

Developing a safe environment where staff can deliver quality care

This event hosted by UK think tank The King's Fund will help to provide an understanding of the relationship between working culture and high-quality patient care. Delivering high-quality care and ensuring the best patient outcomes and safety levels should be the goal of all health care providers; however, these can only be achieved if staff...

23 July 2024

Location: Online / Institute for Government, 2 Carlton Gardens, London SW1Y 5AA

Think tank: Institute for Government

What should the Labour government’s public service priorities be?

This event hosted by UK think tank the Institute for Government will discuss the pressing public service issues facing the winner of the general election. A daunting public services to-do list awaits the winner of the general election. Most services are performing worse than on the eve of the pandemic and substantially worse than in 2010, but future funding...