Tag Archives: Finance

The NHS Mandate: a Mandate from the Government to NHS England, April 2013 to March 2015 (Department of Health)

Summary This updated mandate describes the renewed ambitions for the health service, for the period 2013 – 2015. As with previous editions, it is structured around the five key areas where NHS England (previously called the NHS Commissioning Board) is … Continue reading

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Understanding the Oldest Old: the 85+ Age Group (ILC / PFRC / BBC News)

Summary A new report from the International Longevity Centre (ILC) and Personal Finance Research Centre (PFRC), published as part of the Economic and Social Research Council’s Secondary Data Analysis Initiative (ESRC SDAI), presents analyses exploring financial dimensions of wellbeing and other … Continue reading

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Agenda for Later Life 2013 (Age UK)

Summary This Age UK report explores the challenges facing older people today, looking at both the over-65s and people approaching later life. Section headings include:   Key indicators for later life. Challenges and opportunities for 2013. Later life with attitude. … Continue reading

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Trends in Spending on Health and Social Care: the Next 50 Years (King’s Fund)

Summary The NHS consumed 3.4% of GDP fifty years ago. By 2012, spending on the NHS and social care consumes 8.2% and 1.2% of GDP respectively; and that is 20% of government spending. According to the Office for Budget Responsibility … Continue reading

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NHS Facing Tough Savings Challenge (BBC News / NAO)

Summary The NHS in England faces ambitious savings targets while maintaining services to patients. The health service was told earlier to find efficiencies of up to £20bn by 2015. A new report from the National Audit Office shows that it has made a good start, by … Continue reading

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European Health at a Glance: 2012 (OECD)

Summary This Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report includes key indicators, from across 35 European countries, which summarise health status, determinants of health, health care resources and activities, quality of care, health expenditure and financing. The indicators selected … Continue reading

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