Our charts and infographics explore key health and health care trends in an accessible way. Many are available to download for use in your own work.

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The GP shortfall in numbers

30 June 2022

Analysis from the Health Foundation’s REAL Centre warns that without urgent, significant policy action, the NHS in England is facing a crippling shortage of GPs over the coming decade. We take a close...

How reliant is the NHS in England on international nurse recruitment?

26 May 2022

Registered nurses are the biggest area of workforce shortages in the NHS in England. Compared with many other OECD countries, the NHS relies heavily on international recruitment as a route to increasi...

Health and care for older adults during the pandemic

29 April 2022

Between March and June 2021, The Commonwealth Fund surveyed older adults across 11 countries about their health and health care mid-pandemic. We report the findings from a UK perspective. 

Spring Statement 2022: What does rising inflation mean for health and social care?

30 March 2022

With the public finances squeezed by higher inflation, we look at what the Spring Statement could mean for health and social care funding pressures.

Why is the NHS really under 'record pressure'?

12 March 2022

NHS performance data tell a clear story of rising pressures, with longer waits and other red flags of declining performance. But do we really understand the reasons why?  

Healthy life expectancy target: the scale of the challenge

7 March 2022

Analysis exploring the scale of the target to increase healthy life expectancy by 5 years by 2035.

Understanding activity in general practice: what can the data tell us?

24 February 2022

The policy team explores current trends and limitations in general practice activity data.

Children and young people’s mental health

8 February 2022

We explore what we know about the state of children and young people’s mental health services using openly available administrative and survey data.

Spending Review 2021: what it means for health and social care

1 November 2021

In this analysis we take a deeper look at what the Spending Review means for health and social care, including in four priority areas: social care, the public health grant, NHS capital and the NHS wor...

Health priorities for Spending Review 2021

22 October 2021

We highlight four priority areas that the Spending Review 2021 must invest in to address the pandemic's legacy and build resilence in health and social care.

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