Are there too many NHS managers?
In times of hardship, the value of NHS managers is often scrutinised - what do they do and are they worth it?
Did COVID-19 and the NHS strikes cause the elective care backlog?
The misconception that there weren't long waiting lists before the pandemic and industrial action is explained here.
Can we make direct comparisons between the NHS in England and Wales?
Data is drawn upon to make performance comparisons, but other factors must be borne in mind for an accurate picture.
Are A&E waiting times times bad because too many people are going there who don't need to?
A&E departments are undoubtedly under great pressure. Is it simply down to who's going or are there wider problems?
Would charging patients for missed appointments help fund the NHS?
Would charging £10 for missed appointments help or hinder the NHS and the people it's here to serve?
Is immigration harming the NHS?
The NHS workforce come from overseas as well as the UK. Is that a bad thing?
Does the NHS invest enough in capital?
Four reasons why NHS capital investment has fallen behind the times – and at what cost.
Would the NHS be in a better position had investment kept pace with comparable countries?
Four implications of investment lagging behind EU-14 countries.
Is the NHS awash with cash?
Four reasons why, despite last 2021's settlement, the NHS is actually worse off financially.
What do the early emergency care sitreps tell us about this winter?
Analysis of winter 2023's emergency care sitreps and the implications for the rest of the winter.
19 December 2023
Analysis: what does the urgent and emergency care sitrep data 2022/23 tell us?
Analysis on why this winter's urgent and emergency care was more challenging than previous winters and possible impact on the NHS's overall recovery.
26 June 2023
78-week waiters: the story so far
The 78-week target may not have been met yet, but systems have made huge progress to bring the number down towards 10,000.
12 May 2023
Insight into the target to reduce 78-week waiters to zero
Systems have been asked to eliminate waits of over 78 weeks by April. We look at the progress so far and what’s needed to reduce the cohort to zero.
24 January 2023