At the end of October, the Chancellor will deliver the comprehensive spending review, the first multi-year spending review since 2015. We were joined by the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Health Foundation REAL Centre to discuss what the Spending Review means for the NHS, and what the next decade holds for health and care spending in the UK.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies Green Budget provided in-depth, independent analysis of the economic challenges and choices confronting the Chancellor on October 27. As the economy recovers under the long shadow of COVID-19, and the government seeks to deliver on its objectives and priorities, the decisions made will be of enormous political, economic and fiscal consequence - for the NHS and beyond.
The Health Foundation’s REAL Centre report Health and social care funding projections 2021 sets out funding requirements for health and social care in England to 2030/31. The report includes short term pressures, such the elective care backlog, as well as longer term pressures arising from a changing population and rising costs of care. With government taking crucial spending decisions on health and social care spending, this report sets out the funding and workforce requirements to meet these care needs.
Speakers: Ben Zaranko, Research Economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and Stephen Rocks, Economist at the Health Foundation REAL Centre.
Watch the recording below