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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  • Funding explained – our collection of interactive charts looking at the key past, present and future trends in health and social care funding and activity.

Why greater investment in the public health grant should be a priority

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5 October 2021

The public health grant has been cut by 24% on a real-terms per capita basis since 2015/16. We explore trends in need for public health services and estimate how much it would cost to restore the publ...

How has the productivity of UK health care changed between 1997 and 2019?

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5 October 2021

Since 2010, productivity growth has been higher in the health care sector than the whole economy, growing at an average annual rate of 1.5%, compared to 0.4% in the whole economy.

How much does the NHS and social care workforce need to grow by over the next decade to meet demand?

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1 October 2021

In the next decade the NHS workforce needs to grow twice as fast and the social care workforce four times as fast as in the previous decade to meet demand.

Elective care: how has COVID-19 affected the waiting list?

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27 September 2021

Latest analysis looks at the scale of the elective care backlog, and how pent-up demand is affecting some areas of England worse than others.

Taxes and health care funding: how does the UK compare?

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22 September 2021

How much does the UK raise in taxes and spend on health care in comparison to other countries? We look at the facts. 

What will the end of the Universal Credit uplift mean for areas of poor health?

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7 September 2021

The end of the £20 increase to Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit in October 2021 has the potential to further widen health inequalities, with areas which already have the lowest healthy life exp...

How has NHS staff pay changed over the past decade?

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20 July 2021

Over the past 10 years, there has been very little change in overall average basic pay for NHS staff, after accounting for inflation. However, there is considerable variation in how pay has changed ac...

What geographic inequalities in COVID-19 mortality rates and health can tell us about levelling up

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17 July 2021

What do geographic disparities in COVID-19 mortality rates for people younger than 65 mean for the government’s levelling up agenda? Adam Tinson dives into the data.

How do we get the best out of automation and AI in health care?

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24 June 2021

Automation and AI present many opportunities for improving care and supporting the NHS to increase its productivity, but success will depend on how we act on these opportunities in practice.

Patients and machines: does technology help or hinder empathy and person-centred care?

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9 June 2021

Tim Horton and Tom Hardie explore empathy and person-centredness in the context of technology and AI in health care. Where should the boundaries lie between humans and machines?

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