Despite a declining workforce, GPs are delivering more appointments than ever, though this may be increasing workloads and burnout.
Despite more funding and higher staff numbers, hospitals are struggling to return to pre-pandemic performance levels.
The government has provided more funding, but the sector may struggle to address unmet need in the face of rising costs and competing priorities.
The chancellor presented his autumn statement alongside the latest forecasts from the independent Office for Budget Responsibility.
The Sunak government is still choosing short-term fixes over long-term solutions.
Chronic short-termism is harming service performance in key public services.
The NHS’s recent travails have led once again to claims that the model is “broken” and that the answer is to change how health care is funded.
The NHS crisis will only be solved with capital investment, increasing management capacity and staff retention – not just more doctors and nurses.
The government's NHS crisis response is likely too little and too late for this winter.
The government's plan won't turn around adult social care performance.
Since their creation in 1999, the devolved governments have chosen to fund and run public services in very different ways.
A parliamentary inquiry is likely to be the best way to secure long-term funding for health and social care.
The government announced plans for a new ‘health and social care levy’. But how will it work?
In the UK, the NHS is the umbrella term for the four health systems of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Nurses and most other NHS staff were “offered” a 1% pay rise by the government. But how are decisions about NHS pay made?
What is the UK Health Security Agency (UKSHA)? What does it do? How is it organised?