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Chris Ham

What have we learnt in the government’s first 100 days?

Chris Ham gives his assessment of the new government’s health policy.
Blog

Health and social care: the first 100 days of the new government

After 100 days in office, the new government's plans for health and social care are beginning to take shape. Here we present an outline of the measures that have been announced so far.
Listicle
Is the NHS delivering too much of the wrong things?

Is the NHS delivering too much of the wrong things?

More health care is not always better health care. Sometimes the NHS delivers services that people don’t want or need: the problem of overuse.
Blog
Inequalities in life expectancy - Changes over time and implications for policy

Inequalities in life expectancy

Changes over time and implications for policy
This new report explores how the relationship between income deprivation and life expectancy has changed over time and looks at the impact of other variables such as employment, housing deprivation, binge drinking and diet.
Publication
David Buck

Cuts to public health spending: the falsest of false economies

Back in June, with no prior warning, the Treasury announced that the 2015/16 public health grant to local authorities would be reduced by £200 million. Last week, the Department of Health finally released the consultation on these ‘in-year savings’. So why the delay?
Blog
John Appleby

How much has generic prescribing and dispensing saved the NHS?

The rising trend in cheaper generic medicines rather than proprietary or ‘branded’ drugs being prescribed and dispensed has saved the NHS billions of pounds and enabled millions more prescriptions to be dispensed.
Blog