General election 2019 Our work on health and social care issues ahead of the 2019 general election Content Type Viewing: Multimedia Our work Publications Projects Blog posts (-) Multimedia Press releases Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page Audio What can the first 100 days tell us about the new government? On 10 March, Helen McKenna sat down with three experts guests to explore what the first 100 days can tell us about the government’s intentions for health and care, as well as how - in this new political environment - organisations can influence and affect change. Data visualisation The NHS budget and how it has changed The total budget for the Department of Health and Social Care in England and how it has changed since 2007/08. Audio General election 2019: taking the pulse on health and care What are the main parties saying about health and social care in the general election debate? What comes next in delivering their manifesto pledges? Helen McKenna sits down with Sally Warren, Siva Anandaciva and Dave Buck from The King’s Fund. Data visualisation Key facts and figures about adult social care What is social care? How many people deliver social care? How much does social care cost individuals and the state? We answer some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about social care. Data visualisation Key facts and figures about the NHS What's the NHS annual budget? How many doctors and nurses are there? What's the cost of an operation? We answer some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about health and social care. Data visualisation International recruitment in adult social care The social care sector would struggle to function without its international workforce. Immigration policy, particularly after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, should be designed with the social care sector in mind. Data visualisation International recruitment in the NHS The NHS would not be able to function without its international workforce, who account for 1 in every 8 people who work in the health service. Data visualisation How the NHS is funded The NHS is mainly funded from general taxation and National Insurance contributions. Data visualisation Accident and emergency (A&E) waiting times Accident and emergency (A&E) waiting times are one of the most high-profile indicators of how hospitals are performing. How is A&E performance measured and what influences how long people wait? Data visualisation The number of hospital beds Over the past three decades the number of hospital beds has been declining in England. This is a result of medical advances and a shift in policy towards providing treatment and care outside hospital. Timeline A short history of social care funding reform in England: 1997 to 2019 Adult social care in England –unlike health care – is not free at the point of use. Support from the state is reserved for those with both the highest level of need, and the lowest means. We outline the history of the past 22 years of attempts to reform how social care funded. Data visualisation Spending on public health On a like-for-like basis, spending on public health will actually fall by 5.2 per cent, from £2.6 billion in 2013/14 to £2.5 billion in 2017/18. Data visualisation Hospital activity The NHS is treating more patients than ever before, with hospitals experiencing increases in attendances at A&E departments, non-elective (emergency) admissions, elective admissions, and outpatient attendances. Data visualisation NHS staffing numbers The NHS in England employs just over 1 million full-time equivalent (FTE) staff (not including those working in general practice). This number has been increasing at about 0.5 per cent on average per year over the past seven years. Data visualisation Health inequalities Inequalities in health can be measured in many different ways. Here we look at how health life expectancy and life expectancy differs across the country.