Latest Publications

Strong public services are vital in a social market economy, but what they deliver matters much more than who delivers it. Our work is about understanding how to reform and modernise those services to deliver the greatest benefit to society.

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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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Designing a Dementia Fund

Over 850,000 people in the UK are living with dementia. The current health and social care system treats dementia very differently to other health conditions. This report sets out how a Dementia Fund, as suggested by Alzheimer’s Society, could be set up to cover the additional social care costs faced by people living with dementia.
Published: 08 May 2019
Author(s): Kathryn Petrie, Nigel Keohane
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No easy options

The social care system is in need of reform, at present people are not protected from the catastrophic costs that can be associated with long-term care. This report examines the level of protection individuals should receive and how this reform should be funded.
Published: 13 September 2018
Author(s): Kathryn Petrie, Nigel Keohane
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Caring for Carers

This report focuses on the demographics and experiences of those who provide family care.
Published: 16 July 2018
Author(s): Kathryn Petrie, James Kirkup
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Judge, Jury, and EXEcute file: The Brave New World of Legal Automation

This paper by Professor Elliott Ash (University of Warwick) discusses the prospects for automating decisions in the legal system.
Published: 07 June 2018
Author: Elliott Ash
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The NHS, innovation and productivity

This report analyses why greater innovation and productivity growth is necessary in the NHS, and the policies that could help this be achieved. Follow the link to find out more.
Published: 06 June 2018
Author: Nigel Keohane
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Outcomes-based reimbursement of medicines

This report describes the benefits of introducing an outcomes-based model for drug purchasing as a mechanism to address the affordability challenge, to reduce risks within the NHS and to improve outcomes for patients.
Published: 23 July 2017
Author(s): Kathryn Petrie, Nigel Keohane
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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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Targeting Better Health

This report proposes a new 'NHS Funding Rule' to set healthcare spending on a more sustainable trajectory for the long-term.
Published: 08 December 2016
Author: Nigel Keohane
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