Crisis In Care: What Do MPs Think – Health for Care

Health for Care is a coalition, led by the NHS Confederation, of 15 national health organisations. To inform government thinking ahead of the green paper and the expected spending review in autumn 2019, the coalition wanted to test the views

The health effects of Sure Start – Institute for Fiscal Studies

Institute for Fiscal Studies report that considers the overall impacts on health of the Sure Start programme as a whole between its inception in 1999 and its peak in the late 2000s. Our focus on health outcomes is motivated by

Still No Homes For Nurses: How NHS Land Is Being Sold Off To Build Unaffordable Homes – New Economics Foundation

New Economics Foundation that builds on their earlier report No Homes for Nurses report that finds: Of the NHS sites declared ​‘surplus’ in England in 2017 – 18, 23 have the capacity for over 80 homes. Our research found that, on those sites: Only

Indication-Based Pricing (IBP) Discussion Paper: Should Drug Prices Differ By Indication? – Office of Health Economics

Increasinfly, , scientific advances are delivering new medicines that deliver improved survival and quality of life across multiple treatment indications. IBP has been proposed as a way to better link price with value. This paper outlines the major issues including

Active Ageing: An Anchor Hanover report in association with Demos – Demos

This report, written in conjunction with care home provider Anchor Hanover, highlights the costs of physical inactivity in older people to the NHS and estimates that by 2030, this could be as much as £1.3bn. It also outlines the human

Care Deserts: The Impact Of A Dysfunctional Market In Adult Social Care Provision – Age UK

Report by Incisive Health for Age UK highlights the extent of the local lottery that now exists when trying to secure residential care or care at home, and the long-feared emergence of ‘care deserts’ in some places. These are localities

Integrating Health and Social Care: State or Market?: (IEA Current Controversies No.69) – Institute of Economic Affairs

Medical and nursing care have been separated from social care by deliberate design since the creation of the NHS. This is true with regard to the institutional and policy frameworks and also with regard to how care is provided in

Above And Beyond: How Voluntary Sector Providers Of Disability Support Add Value To Communities – Voluntary Organisations Disability Group

Report considering the influence and potential of voluntary sector providers of social care through real life stories from four disability support providers from across England. The report outlines the voluntary care sector’s key impacts, including: engaging local partners and harnessing

21st Century Social Care: What’s wrong with social care and how we can fix it – Policy Exchange

Policy Exchange report exploring  the nature and extent of the serious and urgent problems affecting the provision of social care in the UK. It identifies how these problems have evolved from the institutional structures developed for providing health and social

State of the Nation 2018-19: Social Mobility in Great Britain – Social Mobility Commission

Social Mobility Commission report that assesses the progress that Great Britain has made towards improving social mobility. It highlights that inequality is entrenched in Britain, from birth to work. It also finds that being born privileged means you are likely

Social Care: Free At The Point Of Need The Case For Free Personal Care In England – Institute for Public Policy Research

Institute for Public Policy Research paper that sets out new research and policy proposals which aim to address the growing crisis in social care. Its recommendations aim to improve the efficiency of health and social care services in England by

Implementation, Impact and Costs of Policies for Safe Staffing in Acute NHS Trusts – National Institute for Health Research

Report that describes the implementation of safe staffing policies in NHS general acute Trusts in England looking at costs and consequences, and examining the factors that have influenced implementation. A mix of qualitative and quantitative methods were used (national survey,

Euro Health Consumer Index 2018 – Health Consumer Powerhouse

Index providing a comparison for assessing the performance of national healthcare systems in 35 countries. The EHCI analyses national healthcare on 46 indicators, looking into areas such as Patient Rights and Information, Access to Care, Treatment Outcomes, Range and Reach

What does Brexit mean for social policy in the UK?: An exploration of the potential consequences of the 2016 referendum for public services, inequalities and social rights: (SPDO research paper 3) – London School of Economics

This paper explores the  potential consequences of the decision to leave the EU for domestic social policy. Drawing on existing research and evidence, it sheds light on the many ways in which social policy in the UK has been affected

Proceed with caution: What makes personal budgets work? – Reform

Critical examination of personal budgets from the Reform think tank and how they have been used to deliver public services in the UK. It suggests where personal budgets show potential to deliver more effective, personalised public services, whilst also highlighting

Integrated Communities Action Plan – HM Government

The Integrated Communities Action Plan contains a range of cross-government measures to support the government’s commitment to build strong integrated communities where people – whatever their background – live, work, learn and socialise together, based on shared rights, responsibilities and

Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper: Building stronger, more united communities – HM Government

This green paper sets out a programme of actions to build strong integrated communities where people – whatever their background – live, work, learn and socialise together, based on shared rights, responsibilities and opportunities.

Making Outcome-Based Payment A Reality In The NHS – Office of Health Economics.

Report that explores the feasibility of introducing one type of flexible payment mechanism –outcome-based payment (OBP) –for cancer medicines into the NHS in England. This model links the price the NHS pays for a medicine to the outcomes it achieves

Paying to breathe: why unfair asthma prescription charges must be stopped – Asthma UK

Asthma is a life-threatening and life-long condition. To stay well, people with asthma often need to take their preventer inhaler every day for their entire lifetime. They also need their reliever inhaler to help them if their asthma symptoms flare