Media, news and commentary

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.

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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.


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.

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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.

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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

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