Health: Key issues for the 2015 Parliament

This section of the Key Issues 2015 publication focuses on health services and its funding.

NHS England funding and productivity

Overview of the challenges facing the NHS due to funding constraints and increasing demands

Integrating health and social care

Looks at plans to integrate health and social care services provided by the NHS and local authorities

The challenge of antimicrobial resistance

How has antimicrobial resistance impacted public health in the UK and what is being done to tackle it?

A minimum price for alcohol

Looks at the proposal of a minimum price for alcohol in attempt to reduce excessive alcohol consumption and associated harm

Air quality in urban areas

Examines the issue of air pollution, the adverse health effects and policies towards managing air quality

Current Briefing Papers

The Key Issues articles were published in May 2015. However, the Commons Library produces new briefings as topics evolve.

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