Health and social care under the new government

This content relates to the following topics:

The new government takes up office with the NHS facing its biggest challenges for many years, while pressures on social care are escalating. Here we present our priorities for the government and other selected commentary and analysis, as the new parliament gets underway.

From the blog

Commentary and analysis


Prospects for the NHS in England in the next parliament: Investment and reform should be at the heart of the new government’s programme

The newly elected Conservative government faces an immediate challenge in keeping the NHS solvent in 2015-16 and a more fundamental challenge of transforming care to better meet the needs of an ageing population. It must also continue to improve patient safety and the quality of care without accentuating financial pressures facing NHS providers.