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Where does the 2019 Spending Round leave health and social care, and the nation’s health prospects?

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The Chancellor stated that the 2019 Spending Round ‘turned the page on austerity’. But is the new spending enough?

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What should be done to fix the crisis in social care?

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Five messages for government about priorities and options for social care reform in England.

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11 September 2019

Jo Bibby explores why investing in the future of young people needs to be at the heart of public policy.

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30 August 2019

If developed wisely, risk prediction tools could help clinicians provide earlier diagnosis and better care. But could using AI also inadvertently make health inequalities worse?

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30 August 2019

While automation has been with us since the Industrial Revolution, recent advances in artificial intelligence and robotics are pushing the boundaries of what can be automated.

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30 August 2019

Increasing use of automation at work is likely to lead to many changes in the job market. What might this mean for the health of the UK population?

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27 August 2019

Will Warburton reflects on what he learnt from his recent visit to front-line improvement practitioners in Manchester.

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21 August 2019

What effect can collaboration between patients, families and clinicians have on health care systems and practices? Maddie Julian shares her experiences.

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16 August 2019

The future is complex and uncertain, but not predetermined. In many areas policy decisions taken (or not taken) today will shape health and care in the future, for better or worse.

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15 August 2019

Research shows socioeconomic disadvantage during youth can have lasting physiological consequences. Liz Cairncross lays out the evidence and effects.

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5 August 2019

The announcement of a £1.8bn cash injection for NHS capital infrastructure projects has generated lively debate. Ben Gershlick explores how new the new money is, and if it is enough.

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4 August 2019

Jennifer Dixon asks how the NHS Long Term plan can support efforts to reduce emergency admissions from care homes.

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