NHS waiting times and lost referrals leave millions suffering with mental health – public put in charge of driving solutions
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.
Overstretched NHS and social care workforce major threat to nation’s health
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.
Commentary: For the public, good healthcare is about relationships
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
“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…”
No simple remedy when it comes to in-person GP appointments
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…
Engage Britain’s landmark survey featured on BBC News
Learn more about our recent health and care survey, featured on BBC Breakfast, Radio 4’s Today programme and BBC Online.
NHS unites us in being ‘proud to be British’, but millions face having to go private, fighting for treatment, or being dismissed by doctors
Nationwide discussion groups and large-scale survey on people’s everyday experiences of health and social care reveal new insight into changes needed.
Commentary: How will Boris Johnson sell his social care tax rise?
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.
Commentary: To fix social care the PM needs a vision rooted in real lives
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.
Analysis: Why is Social Care reform so difficult?
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.
Fractious and fearful: Most Britons see other Brits who disagree on Covid as a threat
Community spirit is dwindling as the nation battles through the final stretch of full lockdown.
Engage Britain seeks People’s Panel delivery partner
Engage Britain is looking to appoint a delivery partner to run a People’s Panel for our health and care project.
Are the US culture wars a glimpse into Britain’s future?
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.
Dame Julie Mellor to join Engage Britain Board of Trustees
Mellor joins the charity’s Board of Trustees from November 2020.
Addressing racial inequality tails behind other issues in new poll
New polling looking at the biggest challenges facing the country
Brits prioritise NHS above waiting times
NHS staff pay and working conditions outrank wait times as highest priority health and care issue
Engage Britain appoints Francis Elliott as Director of Advocacy
Political Editor of The Times to join the charity in the new year