Ideas that change health and care Our mission statement Shaping policy and practice Developing individuals and organisations Sharing knowledge and debate Explaining health and care Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page VideoHow does the NHS in England work and how is it changing? Watch our animation to discover the key organisations that make up the NHS and how they can collaborate with partners in the health and care system to deliver joined-up care. Long readA reflective learning framework for partnering: insights from the early work of the Healthy Communities Together partnerships As integrated care systems develop, NHS, local authority and voluntary sector organisations working in health and care in England are coming together and working in partnership to improve the health and wellbeing of local populations. But what does it take to ensure these new partnerships succeed? Here we offer a framework for reflective learning that partners can use together. Long readWhat are health inequalities? This explainer provides an overview of how health inequalities are experienced in England’s population. More recent contentWhat are you looking for?We provide insight on health and care policy and leadership through our courses, events, publications, projects, blogs and much moreSearch termApplyResearch and analysisIndependent views on health and care.Organisational developmentHelping your organisation be fit for purpose and fit for the future.Health and care explainedHelping you understand the big issues in health and care.EventsBringing people together to share knowledge, in person and online.Long readThe Health and Care Act: six key questions The Health and Care Act, which introduces significant reforms to the organisation and delivery of health and care services in England, received Royal Assent in April 2022. In this long read, we explain what the changes brought in by the Act mean in practice. Long readWhat is happening to life expectancy in England? Veena Raleigh examines trends in life expectancy at birth up to 2020 and the impact of Covid-19 in 2020, gender differences, inequalities, causes of the changing trends since 2011, and how the UK’s life expectancy compares with other countries. Paid eventGeneral practice: sharing the challenges and shaping the futurePaid eventDigital health and care congress 2022 Data visualisationIntegrated care systems: how will they work under the Health and Care Act? We've developed a diagram to show how integrated care systems will work under the Health and Care Act. Our events and conferencesLong readIntegrated care systems explained: making sense of systems, places and neighbourhoods Integrated care services represent a fundamental shift in the way the health and care system is organised. This explainer looks at how these bodies are structured, how they are developing and what the future holds. Active projectThe NHS in a nutshell Essential facts and figures to understand how the NHS worksLong readEquity and endurance: how can we tackle health inequalities this time? There have been many attempts to tackle health inequalities over the past three decades, but none has resulted in the lasting change that is needed. This long read draws out what can be learnt from the past and makes the case for developing a long-term approach to tackling health inequalities that endures. Active projectThe Health and Care Act 2022: our work to inform and make sense of the legislation Explore our latest content and commentary to help you make sense of the Health and Care Act 2022. VideoWhat is population health? What is a 'population health' approach? And what role do we all play in keeping our communities healthy? Watch our new animation to find out. Long readSocial care 360 Our latest 360 review outlines and analyses 12 key trends in adult social care in England over recent years, encompassing the first and second waves of the Covid-19 pandemic. Using a variety of publicly-available data, it provides a uniquely rounded – ‘360 degree’ – view of the sector. BlogIs the NHS on track to recruit 50,000 more nurses? Hitting the target but missing the point… Will the target of 50,000 more nurses in the NHS by March 2024 be enough to meet the level of demand? Jonathon Holmes and David Maguire look at the story behind the data. ReportThe Covid-19 vaccination programme: trials, tribulations and successes The Covid-19 vaccination programme has been one of the key successes of the UK's response to the pandemic. Based on interviews with a wide range of people involved in the programme, this report sets out what the roll-out in England has achieved. ReportPublic satisfaction with the NHS and social care in 2021: Results from the British Social Attitudes survey Overall satisfaction with the NHS fell to 36 per cent – an unprecedented 17 percentage point decrease on 2020. Long readWhat is compassionate leadership? Research shows that compassionate leadership has wide-ranging benefits for both staff and organisations. Learn more in this explainer. Data visualisationKey facts and figures about the NHS What's the NHS annual budget? How many doctors and nurses are there? What's the cost of an operation? We answer some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about health and social care. 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