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IFS announces project with the BBC to mark 70 years of the NHS


To mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) will be working with a group of leading independent research organisations including the Health Foundation, the King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust on a project with the BBC.

The group will be coming together to address some of the important questions facing the NHS as it turns 70, the first time all four organisations have come together in this way. 

The following questions will be looked at, and IFS researchers will contribute where expertise allows:

  • how good is the NHS?
  • does the NHS need more money?
  • how can we do better on social care?
  • what will new technology mean for the NHS and its patients?
  • are we expecting too much from the NHS?

The group will be producing independent analysis, which will be a major contribution to the national conversation around the NHS at 70, and will help to inform the BBC's coverage of the NHS at a crucial time. It will be published in late June, shortly before the anniversary.