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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
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Public Service Reform in the 2020s

What does 'public service reform' look like in the 2020s? This briefing considers three ways the Government might seek to ensure increased funding for public services is efficiently used in a post-austerity era.
Published: 11 January 2022
Author: Aveek Bhattacharya
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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
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A healthier future: How to make general practice work better for everyone

This is a collection of essays about general practice in England and its future. The authors offer analysis and prescriptions based on expertise developed working in fields including medicine, NHS management, economics and the Civil Service.
Published: 08 November 2021
Author: Social Market Foundation
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Women in the Criminal Justice System: a better response to vulnerability

This paper discusses some of the issues facing women in the criminal justice system, and what policymakers can do to ensure a system that better responds to the circumstances and needs of female offenders.
Published: 23 September 2021
Author: Aveek Bhattacharya
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Time to think again: disability benefits and support after COVID-19

The benefits system for disabled people, and the support that accompanies it, are broken. This report shows that across a range of metrics, the system is failing disabled people and their families and communities.
Published: 24 February 2021
Author: Matthew Oakley
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Give me money (That’s what I want): The case for cash benchmarking

Key points ‘Cash benchmarking’ practices have become common in poorer countries in recent years and used by development agencies to compare programme outcomes against the alternative of giving people cash...
Published: 01 February 2021
Author: Aveek Bhattacharya
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Tech in the Town

This report explores the role that Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies can play in improving the UK’s urban areas and local public services. It is the third in a series of SMF reports on 4IR, kindly supported by Vodafone.
Published: 13 May 2019
Author: Scott Corfe
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Local public services 2040

This report, supported by Zurich Municipal, sets out to understand what factors could affect the future of local public services over the next two decades and what new roles for local government could exist by 2040.
Published: 12 July 2017
Author(s): Nigel Keohane, Scott Corfe
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