Agility: the missing ingredient for NHS productivity

Our new long read explores some improvement approaches that can increase productivity, and how to make them happen.

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NHS recovery – how do we ‘build back better’?

Our panel will explore the extent of the backlog facing the NHS in the recovery period and how we should approach it to avoid mistakes of the past, maximise opportunities and ‘build back better’ so that the health care system is fit for the future.

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A whole-government approach to improving health

Creating the conditions that improve people’s health will require continued, coordinated action from across the whole of government and beyond.

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Evidence hub: What drives health inequalities?

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Data and insight highlighting how the circumstances in which we live shape our opportunities for...

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COVID-19 impact inquiry

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This UK-wide inquiry explored the relationship between the pandemic and people's health and health...

Our latest publications and long reads

Briefing

A whole-government approach to improving health

October 2021
Briefing

Concerted, holistic action needs to be taken to create the conditions that improve health. We set...

Report

Health and social care funding projections 2021

October 2021
Report

The REAL Centre sets out projections of the funding the NHS and social care system in England may...

REAL Centre

Latest from us

Press release

Government must ‘seize the moment’ and take a 'whole government’ approach to improving health, says charity

15 October 2021
Press release

Health Foundation statement following the release of the cross-government strategy.

Press release

NHS England statistics show hard work and dedication of NHS staff

14 October 2021
Press release

Health Foundation response to the publication of NHS England's monthly performance statistics...

Briefing

A whole-government approach to improving health

October 2021
Briefing

Concerted, holistic action needs to be taken to create the conditions that improve health. We set...

Blog

Five tests for levelling up health

12 October 2021
Blog

Expectations around the imminent levelling up white paper are high. But will it truly seize the...

Consultation response

Health Foundation submission to the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021

Consultation response

In this submission, we highlight four key additional priorities for investment: the public health...

Blog

Health is wealth – investors can no longer afford to ignore it

8 October 2021
Blog

National and local governments have the power to address the root causes of health, and they do, to...

Chart

How has the productivity of UK health care changed between 1997 and 2019?

Chart

Since 2010, productivity growth has been higher in the health care sector than the whole economy,...

REAL Centre

Press release

Health Foundation response to the Health and Social Care Secretary’s speech at the Conservative conference

5 October 2021
Press release

The Health Foundation's response to the Health and Social Care Secretary’s speech at the...

Press release

Cuts to public health run counter to levelling up, say leading health organisations

5 October 2021
Press release

New analysis by the Health Foundation reveals that the public health grant has been cut by 24% in...

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Why greater investment in the public health grant should be a priority

Chart

The public health grant has been cut by 24% on a real-terms per capita basis since 2015/16. We...

Blog

A complex patchwork of programmes

4 October 2021
Blog

The Health Foundation’s Improvement team share some findings from their mapping of the health care...

Newsletter blog

Pandemic to endemic and the challenges ahead

1 October 2021
Newsletter blog

Anita Charlesworth summarises the challenges facing the health and care system and brings together...

Upcoming events

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Webinar: Health in early years – how can we improve opportunities to live a healthy life?

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Join us for this webinar to hear fresh insights – and their implications for policy – from two...

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Webinar: NHS recovery – how do we ‘build back better’?

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A panel discussion exploring the extent of the backlog facing the NHS in the recovery period and how...

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