The NHS Confederation has brought together two independent organisations – the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and the Health Foundation – to conduct a comprehensive study into the funding needs of the UK’s health and care systems for the next 15 years.
The work is designed to identify the challenges faced by health and care services and to provide objective evidence of what will be needed going forward.
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An objective assessment
The first of two reports will outline the funding needs of the UK’s health and care systems for the next 15 years, which we hope will help inform political and public debate about what will be required to deliver a health and care system fit for the 21st century.
It will summarise UK spending trends since 2002 with projections for funding requirements up to the 2030s. This will include an assessment of the scope for increased effectiveness and productivity to deliver best possible value for money. And it will compare the UK’s spending on health and care to that of other comparable countries before listing potential options for methods of raising additional funding.
A second report will be published towards the end of 2018 examining how well the NHS is performing relative to its principle of providing a comprehensive service, which meets the needs of all.
Sign the petition
The NHS Confederation has launched a petition calling on the government to commit to a funding plan for health and social care to 2035 in recognition of the crippling effects of rising demand, underfunding and workforce shortages.
To lend your support, please sign the petition and spread the word.