Engage Britain’s plans for fixing NHS staffing feature in The Times

Date: 24 November, 2022

In partnership with the King’s Fund, Engage Britain commissioned Bill Morgan to make recommendations on how issues with NHS staffing can be fixed – covered in The Times… read more in The Times

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Julian McCrae in Times Red Box: Government needs to start a conversation on social care, not austerity

Date: 11 November, 2022

Our director, Julian, argues that the British public is ready for a conversation on how to pay for health and care in The Times…. read more in The Times

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Daily Mirror reports Labour may adopt Engage Britain’s green badge to give carers free parking

Date: 27 October, 2022

We’re thrilled that one of the ideas developed by participants in the Health and Care project features in Labour’s plans… read more in The Mirror

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Millions turning to private healthcare forced into financial worry

Date: 11 September, 2022

New figures reveal nearly half of Brits who are turning to private healthcare are cutting back, using savings or getting into debt to pay for it… read more

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Adam Hawksbee and Joshua Simons to join Engage Britain Board of Trustees

Date: 4 August, 2022

Engage Britain announces that Adam Hawksbee and Joshua Simons are joining its Board of Trustees, bringing a wealth of experience with them… read more

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NHS staff leaving due to work life balance reach new record highs

Date: 30 June, 2022

NHS staff leaving due to work life balance reach new record highs, Engage Britain analysis of today’s NHS workforce statistics shows… Read more >

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‘Communities are the unseen groups that make all the difference’

Date: 27 June, 2022

Julian McCrae, Director of Engage Britain, chats with Trisha Goddard of Talk TV and Radio about the importance of local support… watch now

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It’s just not true! One in five people say their community is depicted unfairly by the rest of the UK

Date: 17 June, 2022

Around one in five people in the north of England feel their community is depicted unfairly by the rest of the country, according to research published today. Read more >

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Power of the community – hard times bringing us closer together…

Date: 9 June, 2022

New research today reveals that hard times, including the pandemic and the cost-of-living crisis, are bring many communities closer together. Read more >


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NHS waiting times and lost referrals leave millions suffering with mental health – public put in charge of driving solutions

Date: 16 May, 2022

A new survey reveals up to 39% of Brits have felt low, stressed or anxious as a result of problems they have experienced with the NHS.

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Overstretched NHS and social care workforce major threat to nation’s health

Date: 26 February, 2022

New figures reveal more than one in four Brits say they, or a family member, have received poor NHS care in the last five years due to problems with staffing.

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Commentary: For the public, good healthcare is about relationships

Date: 17 February, 2022

John Hall gives an insight into the revelations from Engage Britain’s recent People’s Panel. Read more >

Our take: The government’s new social care white paper

Date: 1 December, 2021

“Social care in this country has been collapsing over decades, and fixing it was always more than just helping more people pass on their homes to their children…”

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No simple remedy when it comes to in-person GP appointments

Date: 17 November, 2021

During the pandemic, virtual GP appointments became the norm, but not everyone is in agreement on what should happen next. We ran a survey last month to find our what people are really thinking…

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Engage Britain’s landmark survey featured on BBC News

Date: 13 September, 2021

Learn more about our recent health and care survey, featured on BBC Breakfast, Radio 4’s Today programme and BBC Online.

Watch now >

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NHS unites us in being ‘proud to be British’, but millions face having to go private, fighting for treatment, or being dismissed by doctors

Date: 13 September, 2021

Nationwide discussion groups and large-scale survey on people’s everyday experiences of health and social care reveal new insight into changes needed.

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Commentary: How will Boris Johnson sell his social care tax rise?

Date: 5 September, 2021

Raising taxes is a rare event in British politics. Francis Elliott looks at how National Insurance, Britain’s least unpopular tax, may be Boris Johnson’s answer to funding a health and care package.

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Commentary: To fix social care the PM needs a vision rooted in real lives

Date: 20 July, 2021

Boris Johnson’s long-awaiting plan on social care may finally emerge this week. But so far, a solution has eluded the British political system.

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Analysis: Why is Social Care reform so difficult?

Date: 27 April, 2021

Engage Britain’s director of advocacy, Francis Elliott, shares his short history of social care reform. And why the conversation needs to change to avoid more failure.


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Fractious and fearful: Most Britons see other Brits who disagree on Covid as a threat

Date: 25 February, 2021

Community spirit is dwindling as the nation battles through the final stretch of full lockdown.

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Rifts over rules fuel mental health problems in majority of Brits

Engage Britain seeks People’s Panel delivery partner

Date: 2 February, 2021

Engage Britain is looking to appoint a delivery partner to run a People’s Panel for our health and care project.

Read the invitation to tender >

Are the US culture wars a glimpse into Britain’s future?

Date: 26 January, 2021

The images that came out of the US in early January rocked the western world. But it’s not only in America that divisions have deepened.

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Dame Julie Mellor to join Engage Britain Board of Trustees

Date: 19 November, 2020

Mellor joins the charity’s Board of Trustees from November 2020.

Read the press release >


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Addressing racial inequality tails behind other issues in new poll

Date: 27 October, 2020

New polling looking at the biggest challenges facing the country

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Brits prioritise NHS above waiting times

Date: 19 October, 2020

NHS staff pay and working conditions outrank wait times as highest priority health and care issue

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Engage Britain appoints Francis Elliott as Director of Advocacy

Date: 13 October, 2020

Political Editor of The Times to join the charity in the new year

Read the press release >

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