Developing a progressive social care system to meet the needs of citizens while balancing service provision, funding and workforce pressures is a puzzle yet unsolved. A Public Policy Projects roundtable, chaired by David Walker, sought to establish what's next for the policy of the political left.
Since 2010, the NHS has endured the slowest growth in capital funding since its inception. The new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced a £1.8 billion boost to finance 20 substantial healthcare upgrade projects and address the maintenance backlog. Is this enough? And what comes next?
The long-awaited social care green paper remains unpublished, but as well as tackling the major issue of how care is funded, it is also expected to place emphasis on the need for more integrated, person-centred approaches and innovative models of care.
Public Policy Projects (PPP) recently put together a high-level, strategic roundtable to develop practical, actionable steps for medical and digital technology in the community, primary and mental health care sectors. Here are the key recommendations.
This month marks 50 years since Neil Armstrong said: "One small step for (a) man." This momentous feat of ingenuity, innovation and effort resulted in one of the greatest achievements in the history of mankind. What could the same appetite do for healthcare today? – Professor Terry Young.
Decade-long strategies were once considered a ‘nice to have’ rather than a tangible option for UK healthcare. However, with the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan, there is a clear pathway for system transformation and better care. Public Policy Projects hosted Simon Stevens to outline his plan.
Boris Johnson entered Downing Street as the 77th Prime Minister on 24th July and it is no understatement that he faces an uphill struggle. He will have to move quickly if he is to fend off calls for a General Election and must not forget the domestic agenda along the way, says former MP, Ben…
Healthcare depends upon two data types; the clinical determining the best we can do and the logistics that limit what most people will get. Right now, our best is diverging alarmingly from our average, say Professor Terry Young and Professor Stephen Smith. It's time to invest in logistics.
Opioid-related deaths have increased at an alarming rate over the last decade. The growing mortality rate is not only a public health issue, it also constitutes a wider social crisis for many developed economies, perhaps most notably in the US, where recorded deaths surpassed 49,000 in 2017.
Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Founder and CEO at stem4, discusses the impact of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents and how digital innovations can improve mental health in conjunction with treatment or while patients are on waiting lists for pressureised services