The final report of this review – Better health and care for all – was published this year and set out a comprehensive funding and reform plan to secure the NHS for future generations (Darzi 2018). The report helped shape the debate which led to a new funding settlement for the NHS – with funding set to grow at 3.4 per cent per annum for the next five years. This will see the NHS receive an extra £20.5 billion per year by 2023. The NHS is now authoring a long-term plan to determine how this extra spending is to be invested.
State of the North 2024: Charting the course for a decade of renewalThe North’s communities are ambitious for a better future, but face systemic and pronounced inequalities. Gaps in power, wealth, opportunity, and health result in shorter, sicker, less fulfilling lives.
No home left behind: Funding a just transition to clean heat in ScotlandHow can we ensure that investment in clean heating in Scottish homes drives a just transition, sharing costs and benefits fairly?
The asylum backlog: Job done?This blog post sets out how the department must now grapple with a new set of backlog challenges.