Tagged: NHS

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Health inequalities and the NHS

Many speeches have been given to mark 70 years of the NHS. They have rightly celebrated the considerable achievements of this much-loved institution. Few though have mentioned the origins of the NHS in the Welsh...

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The Conversation Around the Changing Nature of Care

Professor Keith Willett, Medical Director for Acute Care, NHS England, writing for the King’s Fund: Considers the conversation around the changing nature of care.  Medicine has changed enormously since the foundation of the NHS; GPs...

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How health care is funded

The NHS is experiencing the longest and most severe slowdown in funding in its history. This has raised questions about the sustainability of its funding model. The way that health care is funded varies between...

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Hospital bed numbers – can the downward trend continue?

Since sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) published their plans late last year, the issue of the number of NHS hospital beds has been rising up the health care agenda. Alongside integrating health and social care...

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Is investment in GP services increasing?

Beccy Baird writing at the Kings Fund: Last year we published a report highlighting the crisis in general practice. There are strong signs that general practice continues to be under increasing strain, including a rise in...