The NHS and social care workforce is the primary driver of future health and social care costs. So it's important to ensure that the workforce of today is prepared for the health and social care needs of the future.
The first in a series of four papers that aim to crystallise ideas for change in the future of health and social care. This paper re-thinks the way that the NHS could use its estate to catalyse change.
In collaboration with Ipsos MORI, we held two deliberative events with members of the general public (one in London and one in Leeds) to find out what they thought about future spending on health and social care, and how that spending might be funded.
This report considers the drivers of spending on health and long-term care, and asks whether spending must or should consume such large proportions of GDP in the future, and the fiscal feasibility of this.