Breadcrumb Home Events The Spending Review: what does it mean for health and social care? This content relates to the following topics: NHS finances Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page This event explored the implications of the Spending Review for health and social care. Catch up with tweets and discussions from the day on Storify or listen to the speakers below.John ApplebyLord KerslakeSarah Pickup Related contentCompleted projectSpending Review 2015 By setting out how much funding will be available up to 2019/20, the Spending Review has defined the context in which health and care services are delivered for the rest of the parliament. You may also be interested in Blog How does the NHS compare internationally on its spending and key resources? The UK health care system is not alone in the challenges it faces. What can we learn from how other countries have equipped themselves to deal with a growing and ageing population and changing health care needs? Long read Spending on and availability of health care resources: how does the UK compare to other countries? The recent announcement by the Prime Minister to bring forward a new long-term funding settlement for the NHS means it is timely to look at how health spending in the UK compares to other countries and how the NHS measures up on some of the key resources this spending pays for. Article Cross-party approach to the NHS and social care When MPs from different parties come together to argue for more funding for the NHS and social care then it's time to sit up and take notice, says Chris Ham. Blog NHS medicines provision: a tricky balancing act With medicines spending growing at a time of NHS funding restraint, difficult choices lie ahead for policy-makers. Leo Ewbank assesses the current situation and looks at what the future may hold.