Topic: General election 2015 Our work on health and social care issues in the 2015 general election Content Type Viewing: Our work Our work Publications Projects Blog posts Events Multimedia Press releases Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page General election 2015 Animated guide to the manifestos What are the parties saying on health and social care? Completed project Health and social care: the first 100 days of the new government After 100 days in office, the new government's plans for health and social care are beginning to take shape. Here we explore the measures that have been announced so far. Article 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. Article Election 2015: The King’s Fund’s hopes for the future of the NHS The next election is too close to call. But already, the NHS has been at the heart of a great deal of campaign discussion – particularly the thorny issue of how to fund the NHS and integrate it with social care. Quiz: The party promises on health and the NHS How much do you know about the parties' manifesto promises? Test your knowledge in our short quiz. Blog The silence on public health in the election debate As the election campaign has got into full swing, politicians have been seeking to outbid each other on funding for the NHS. However, there has been almost total silence on public health. So why is the debate so different this time round, and why does it matter? Blog Social care and the election: we need to talk about the money Former New York governor Mario Cuomo once said that politicians campaign in poetry but govern in prose. When it comes to social care issues in the current election campaign, most UK politicians are struggling with even basic literacy. Quiz: how clued-up are you on health and social care? Test your knowledge on the numbers behind the NHS in our quiz. Blog Manifesto pledges: more money for the NHS... problem solved? The public's concerns about the NHS have been reflected in the political parties manifesto promises. But what do the promises add up to, and is the NHS safe in anyone's hands? Free event General election 2015 - the health and care debate: Watch the parties debate health and care live Blog Beyond the manifestos: prospects for the NHS after the election What then are we to make of the commitments made by the three main political parties? Press release Our response to the Liberal Democrat election manifesto Our response to the Liberal Democrat election manifesto Press release Our response to the Conservative Party’s election manifesto The commitment to find the £8 billion a year called for in the NHS five year forward view is welcome, though questions should continue to be asked about how it will be funded. Has the government delivered a new era for public health? The White Paper, Healthy lives, healthy people, published in November 2010, promised ‘a new era for public health, with a higher priority and dedicated resources’. Was this promise kept? Press release Our response to the Labour Party’s election manifesto Labour’s manifesto outlines a positive vision for a 21st century health and care system based on much closer integration of health and social care. Blog How have waiting times fared under the coalition? The last data on NHS performance measures before the election, released this week, shows us what the incoming government will be inheriting. So what does it tell us? What do we know about the impact of immigration on the NHS? Immigration is a hotly contested political issue, with both the costs and benefits under debate. The potential impact of immigration on the NHS is one aspect of this wider discussion, with competing claims that it is both good for, and bad for, the health service. Blog Good progress? The coalition’s track record on inequalities in health One of the early mantras of the coalition government was the intention to ‘improve the health of the poorest, fastest’. So where have we got to with this ambition, and more broadly, with inequalities in health? How far has the government gone towards integrating care? Here we take a look at how far the coalition government went in its efforts to develop integrated health and social care services. Quiz: who said what about health and social care? What have the political parties been saying about the NHS, health and social care in the run-up to the general election? Test your knowledge in this quiz. How has the NHS performed under the coalition government? Our infographic explores some key facts and figures. Slideshow John Appleby on NHS performance under the coalition government John Appleby talks through the key findings of our report on NHS performance under the coalition government, drawing on surveys of patient and staff experience; data on outcomes, safety and quality of care; and analysis of NHS productivity and financial performance.