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

Publication Report Public services IPPR Better Health and Care
Topic: Public services

Our carers deserve to be rewarded - Russell Gunson

This article was first published in The Herald on Tuesday 28th April 2020 The 8pm the ‘clap for carers’ has become a highlight in my house in these dark coronavirus dominated days. The...

29/04/2020
Blog post Expert comment Public services Coronavirus response IPPR Scotland

#CareFitForCarers: Parity for Social Care

Social care is integral to our Covid-19 response. It is responsible for protecting and providing for some of the most vulnerable in our society. It is absolutely central to the government’s shielding...

23/04/2020
Blog post Long read Public services Coronavirus response Better Health and Care IPPR

Children of the Pandemic

The Covid-19 crisis is asking a great deal of the nation’s children, as well as their parents, carers and wider families. Schools and childcare facilities have closed, exams are on hold, and normal...

31/03/2020
Publication Briefing Public services Coronavirus response IPPR

Realising the neighbourhood NHS: A new deal for primary care in England

General practice is the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the NHS. A strong primary care sector – including teams of nurses, pharmacists, mental health specialists and allied professionals – has been shown to...

11/02/2020
Publication Report Public services Population and demographics Better Health and Care IPPR

Mind the G.P: Pay Inequality amongst General Practitioners

Introduction Equality is built into the DNA of the NHS. It is free at the point of need, for everyone, when we need it most. This means that the NHS should be held to the highest standards of...

10/01/2020
Blog post Public services IPPR Better Health and Care

Ethical care: A bold reform agenda for adult social care

With the possibility of a long-term funding settlement for social care, there is an urgent need for a bold reform agenda. For two decades, politicians have promised a long-term funding settlement for...

12/11/2019
Publication Report Public services IPPR Better Health and Care

A lost decade

Successive governments have lauded the life sciences as a pillar of the UK economy in recent years. David Cameron talked about “a jewel in the crown”. Theresa May set out her ambition to make Britain...

15/10/2019
Publication Briefing Public services Science & technology Better Health and Care IPPR

Who cares? Financialisation in social care

Social care’s reliance on private bed provision is growing, and larger providers – particularly those funded by private equity firms – are becoming more dominant. A growing reliance on private...

20/09/2019
Publication Briefing Public services IPPR Better Health and Care