Providers of health care in the UK have taken many different forms since the eleventh century. In this theme, we explore the origins and development of the current provider landscape, focusing predominately on the development of our hospital infrastructure.
Adult social care today refers to a broad range of services and providers including residential care homes, nursing homes and supported living. This theme charts the emergence of formal social care services, the split between health and social care, and political failure to deliver a sustainable funding system.
Public health refers to measures to prevent disease, prolong life and promote the health of populations. In this theme, we cover the response to disease outbreaks, the introduction of public health services and campaigns, and England’s experience of environmental threats to health over time.
Our policy tracker provides a description and timeline of national policy and health system responses to COVID-19 in England since 31 December 2019. It includes data on what changes have been introduced, when, why, and by whom – as well as how these changes have been communicated by policymakers. We track policy changes in five areas – from health and care system changes to wider social and economic policy.