Publications

In this section you will find recent publications looking at how future trends affect health and social care and setting out how we think the delivery of health and social care needs to change.
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The future is now

Chris Ham, Anna Brown

Featuring the voices of patients, volunteers, clinicians and managers, our new digital report explores future ways of changing health and health care for the better.

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NHS and social care workforce

Meeting our needs now and in the future?
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.
NHS buildings: obstacle or opportunity? A perspectives piece for TIme to Think Differently

NHS buildings: obstacle or opportunity?

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.
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How should we pay for health care in future?

Results of deliberative events with the public
Amy Galea, Anna Dixon, Anastasia Knox, Dan Wellings
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.
Front cover of Spending on health and social care over the next 50 years: why think long term? report

Spending on health and social care over the next 50 years

Why think long term?
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.
Future trends overview | by Candace Imison

Future trends overview

Our Time to Think Differently programme aims to generate new thinking about the changes needed for health and social care to meet the challenges of the future.
Future demands on health and social care - Reading list

Future demands on health and social care

Reading list
Our reading list contains selected references and resources on future demands on health and social care.
Transforming the delivery of health and social care - The case for fundamental change | by Chris Ham, Anna Dixon, Beatrice Brooke

Transforming the delivery of health and social care

The case for fundamental change
This paper explores how the current health and social care delivery system has failed to keep pace with the population's needs and expectations.