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The next general election: what’s the state of health and care?

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Between the British Social Attitudes survey, the NHS staff survey and performance data, we're not short on information to give us a view of the current health and social care landscape. Host Ruth Robertson is joined by a panel of experts from the King’s Fund to discuss all this in the context of a likely upcoming election.


  • Where services are at after the winter period (01:15)

  • Spring budget announcements (06:04)

  • Need for long-term strategy (09:15)

  • Connection between workforce and performance (11:50)

  • NHS staff survey 2023 (13:52)

  • Public views on the NHS (21:22)

  • Recent action on public health interventions (26:04)

  • Poverty and NHS services (28:17)

  • Reasons to be hopeful (32:28)

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