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Better health and care for all: A 10-point plan for the 2020s

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Topic: Public services

Care after Coronavirus: Avoiding a fatal breach of trust

Introduction:   In Boris Johnson’s  first speech  as Prime Minister he made a promise to the nation that he would “fix the crisis in social care once and for all with a clear plan we have...

24/11/2020
Blog post Long read Public services Coronavirus response Better Health and Care IPPR

Ethnic inequalities in Covid-19 are playing out again – how can we stop them?

Once again Covid-19 is running along racial lines. Despite the inequalities exposed earlier this year, there has been little effort to stop Covid-19 hitting minority ethnic communities hardest as we enter the second wave.

19/10/2020
Blog post Long read Public services Coronavirus response Better Health and Care IPPR

The hidden cost of Covid-19 on the NHS - and how to ‘build back better’

The pandemic has had many hidden costs to non-Covid patients, many of whom faced care being withdrawn. Among those affected are cancer patients. The overall effect has been to set back cancer outcomes by several years, this new research reveals.

16/08/2020
Blog post Public services Coronavirus response Better Health and Care IPPR

Resilient health and care: Learning the lessons of Covid-19

This report argues that the UK government should take the opportunity to create a system where resilience is considered efficient, where long-term thinking is encouraged, and where resources are allocated to deliver on it.

27/07/2020
Publication Report Public services Coronavirus response Better Health and Care IPPR

The innovation lottery: Upgrading the spread of innovation in the NHS

The UK has always been a leader in medical invention - the challenge is to spread that innovation quickly and consistently. Matching our international peers could prevent 20,000 avoidable deaths each year.

26/06/2020
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Prevention in the age of information: Public education for better health

Tackling preventative illness must remain a top priority for the government in the 2020s. Over half of the disease burden in England is deemed preventable, with one in five deaths attributed to...

02/06/2020
Publication Report Public services Science & technology Better Health and Care IPPR

The decades of disruption: New social risks and the future of the welfare state

A number of major disruptive forces will transform life in the UK and globally in the 2020s and beyond, creating a new set of social risks. In the Covid-19 crisis, government financial assistance...

25/05/2020
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