Tag Archives: Health and Social Care

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Ask the expert: What are the key policy challenges facing the social care workforce

In our latest ESRC-sponsored Ask the Expert seminar, Jill Manthorpe, Professor of Social Work and Director of the Social Care Workforce Research Unit at Kings College London, discussed the key...
Published: 07 September 2018
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Family carers propping up the care system – and paying the price

The Social Market Foundation has calculated that there are 7.6 million people in the UK who provide unpaid care for a relative. That is 1 million more than in 2005....
Published: 16 July 2018
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New report calls for introduction of long-term NHS spending target

A new report released by the Social Market Foundation (SMF) calls on the Government to introduce a long-term spending target for the NHS in England in order to set healthcare funding on a more sustainable trajectory and to reduce the annual calls demanding a one-off surge in expenditure.
Published: 08 December 2016
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Conservative MP calls for UK sovereign wealth fund

Former minister urges short-term and longer-term spending on infrastructure post-Brexit in new paper.
Published: 07 November 2016
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Think Tank calls for greater accountability and transparency on NHS patient outcomes

New report urges Government to establish Office for Patient Outcomes
Published: 05 April 2016
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SMF response to the Spending Review: Osborne has been thrown a lifeline by the OBR and Bank of England

The Social Market Foundation’s response to the 2015 Spending Review and Autumn Statement. Here we examine the impact of the OBR's revised forecasting on the Chancellor's spending and deficit plans; what the Tax Credits U-turn means; whether the increase in affordable housing will really help those who want to get on the housing ladder; and, if the government has missed a vital opportunity for further welfare reform.
Published: 25 November 2015
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PRESS RELEASE: SMF Budget 2015 reaction

The SMF respond to Budget 2015 by saying that while Osborne's Budget didn’t contain the expected pre-election giveaways, it was most certainly aimed at the voting public.
Published: 18 March 2015
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PRESS RELEASE: Redistribute costs of health and social care fairly for all patients, urges think tank

A new system of charges is needed for an integrated NHS and social care service to distribute the costs of care more fairly across the system, urges a major new report by think tank the Social Market Foundation.
Published: 04 March 2015
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PRESS RELEASE: Patients will continue to lose out in future NHS crises unless action taken on integrating health and social care

Leading politicians, health experts and practitioners call for urgent action on the funding and integration of health and social care in a major new essay collection, released today by think...
Published: 19 February 2015
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