Institute of Public Policy Research - State of Health & Care Report

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has published its first annual State of health and care report. This insightful report reveals the extent of the pandemic’s impacts on the NHS Long Term Plan and puts forward a £12 billion blueprint.

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State of Health & Care Report

After a decade of austerity, The NHS Long Term Plan was meant to be a turning point for healthcare.

However, those plans have been severely disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. Their new analysis shows the scale of the damage done by the pandemic across several major health conditions.

They recommend a package of six ambitious changes to ‘build back better’. These policies are designed to do three things.

  • First, they intend to ensure the pandemic does not cause lasting damage to healthcare services for future generations.
  • Second, they look to bring in areas – like social care and public health – that are not covered in The NHS Long Term Plan, but which Covid-19 has harshly reminded us are integral to healthcare.
  • Third, they look to capture the innovations that occurred during the pandemic.

Together, their recommendations form a £12 billion blueprint to ‘build back better’ health and care.

Read the full report to find out more. 

State of Health & Care Report

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