Health and Care
A bitter taste? Exploring the political constraints on public health policies
This is the second of three papers exploring tobacco, alcohol, obesity and gambling policy. It explores the political opportunities and constraints around action on these issues, based on a review of polling evidence and interviews with policymakers involved in implementing major public health policies.
|Published:||28 August 2023|
|Author(s):||Aveek Bhattacharya, Khazna Chami|
Carrots and sticks: Can governments do without public health regulation?
This is the first of three papers exploring tobacco, alcohol, obesity and gambling policy. It compares different types of policy approach, and concludes that more ‘interventionist’ and apparently politically challenging measures, such as strict regulations on availability and taxes, tend to be more effective.
|Published:||27 July 2023|
NHS at 75: A Reality Check and New Priorities
The NHS’ long anticipated workforce plan is finally here, but it won’t be enough to reverse the health spiral of decline. This pamphlet outlines ways of trying to fix some of the NHS’ problems, by proposing much more devolution of decision-making on services, both regionally and locally, and with a bigger focus on population health and prevention of ill health.
|Published:||17 July 2023|
|Author:||Lord Norman Warner|
A picture of health? Examining the state of leadership and management in healthcare
The UK’s healthcare system lags behind those of many comparable countries. In this report, we examine the role that better leadership and management can play in both lifting up the tail of under-performing healthcare providers and fostering more “outstanding” healthcare providers, so that healthcare outcomes in this country are much closer those of the best systems in the world.
|Published:||03 July 2023|
|Author(s):||Richard Hyde, Niamh O Regan|
Managing it better: Can leadership and management improve public service performance?
The UK public sector has performed comparatively poorly for a long time. This review highlights some of the key ways in which the existing research suggests that leadership and management in the public sector can play an important role in helping bring about improvements in public services.
|Published:||19 April 2023|
The NHS: Decline and fall, or resurrection?
The NHS is in serious decline, plagued by extensive and deep-seated issues and facing immense pressures from the pandemic and Brexit. In this briefing, Lord Warner sets out a change programme that could reverse the decline – involving radical but necessary steps.
|Published:||04 July 2022|
|Author:||Lord Norman Warner|
Treating and preventing adolescent obesity
This briefing paper examines adolescent obesity in Britain. It explores trends in obesity rates, their drivers and policy options for improving adolescent health outcomes and reducing the substantial societal costs of adolescent obesity and its frequent persistence into adulthood.
|Published:||13 December 2021|
|Author(s):||Scott Corfe, Jake Shepherd, Linus Pardoe|
The Retirement Housing Dividend: Exploring the case for an expansion of retirement housing in the UK
This provocation paper explores the case for an expansion of retirement housing in the UK. It demonstrates that specialist retirement housing brings with it a range of benefits to government, retirees and wider society. This “retirement housing dividend” should be quantified and considered by policymakers, and embedded into local strategies.
|Published:||05 December 2021|
Gendered experiences of obesity: Narrowing gender gaps in prevention and treatment
This report explores gendered experiences of obesity in the UK , examining how obesity rates differ between men and women, the drivers of these trends and the extent to which policy aimed at reducing obesity rates needs to be gender specific.
|Published:||23 November 2021|
|Author(s):||Scott Corfe, Jake Shepherd|