There have been long-standing issues across the adult social care market, which COVID-19 has further impacted. These include increasing signs of market-stress, data limitations, and high staff vacancy rates and turnover levels. At the same time, there is an increasing demand for care due to an ageing and growing population with more complex needs, and … Read more
Health and social care
This report examines the effectiveness of the government’s approach to reducing childhood obesity in England.
9 Sep 2020
The study will evaluate how effectively government identified and met the needs of vulnerable people.
In our previous report Overview of the UK government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic we signalled our intention to report on how government has managed risks created by its response to the crisis, including with respect to procurement and supply chains for items such as ventilators. This new investigation will set out the facts about the government’s efforts to rapidly increase the number of … Read more
This report sets out the facts about government preparing the NHS and adult social care in England for COVID-19.
12 Jun 2020
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is vital for preventing and controlling the spread of infection in health and care settings. It needs to be readily available, effective and supported by clear guidance covering the circumstances of its use. In our report Overview of the UK government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic we signal an intention to report on how government has managed risks created by its response to the crisis, including with respect … Read more
This report provides a summary of the UK government’s response to COVID-19 to date.
21 May 2020
This report considers the readiness of the government to deliver its ambitions for digital transformation in the NHS in England.
15 May 2020
This memorandum has been prepared to support the Health and Social Care Committee’s Dentistry Services inquiry.
25 Mar 2020
This report sets out the facts on the scale of the NHS nursing workforce challenge.
5 Mar 2020