For public health and public finances

Think tank: IPPR

Author(s): Dr Parth Patel; Harry Quilter-Pinner; Dr Annie Williamson; Chris Thomas

September 13, 2023

This report from UK think tank IPPR looks at reforming health and social care.

People are spending more years in sickness than ever before. The number of deaths that could have been avoided with timely healthcare or public health interventions is much higher in the UK than in all other comparable European nations. This is down to a wide range of factors, but the trajectory we are on is clearly not sustainable. It is not working for health nor prosperity. We deliberated with citizens and service users across the country to understand what a service that works for both public health and public finances could look like, and have created a 10-point plan for the future of health and care.