Explaining the wider determinants of health in the UK

This report outlines an evidence-based framing strategy for building greater support for action to address the wider determinants of health.

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NHS is again turning to non-UK workers to plug large gaps in the nursing workforce

Nurses trained outside the UK have long played a vital role in delivering NHS services. Read our response to the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s annual nursing register and Health Education England's budget confirmation.

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Health and care for older adults during the pandemic

The Commonwealth Fund surveyed older adults across 11 countries about their health and health care mid-pandemic. We report the findings from a UK perspective. 

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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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Will the rising cost of living be paid for by our health? – with Dame Clare Moriarty and Bim Afolami MP

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Episode 19. Will the rising cost of living be paid for by our health? And what more should...

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A matter of life and death

March 2022
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An evidence-based framing strategy for shifting understanding and building greater support for...

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Access to and delivery of general practice services

March 2022
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This briefing from the Impact Analytics Unit examined data from 146 GP practices in England using...

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Local action on health inequalities: introducing ‘Shaping Places for Healthier Lives’

27 May 2022
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Louise Marshall outlines the Health Foundation’s work with the Local Government Association, funding...

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Reforming health care: reflections from a former health minister – with Lord Norman Warner

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Episode 20. The NHS is experiencing an unusual set of pressures at the moment. Lord Norman Warner...

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How reliant is the NHS in England on international nurse recruitment?

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Registered nurses are the biggest area of workforce shortages in the NHS in England. Compared with...

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Ministers should be wary of declaring war on the NHS

26 May 2022
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Dr Jennifer Dixon argues that history shows that further radical reform is unlikely to fix the...

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Counting on data for better health and care

26 May 2022
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As well as better data, several other things are needed to help us understand health and care...

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Helping the NHS understand what works

26 May 2022
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Arne Wolters tells us about the IAU’s model of rapid and robust evaluation and their plans to spread...

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The first comprehensive map of young people’s health inequalities in the UK

19 May 2022
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Rachael McKeown writes about new AYPH work showing the scale and complexity of young people’s health...

Press release

NHS is again turning to non-UK workers to plug large gaps in the nursing workforce

18 May 2022
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Our response to the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s annual nursing register and HEE budget...

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Inaction on cost of living suggests government hasn’t grasped that health and wealth are intertwined

17 May 2022
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Health Foundation response to the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) survey highlighting the impact...

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Continued pressure on emergency services not safe or sustainable

12 May 2022
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Health Foundation response to the NHS England monthly performance statistics.

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Data-driven tools in health and care

11 May 2022
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Ellen Coughlan reflects on a recent workshop, exploring key questions about how to develop...

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Webinar: Closing the gap – launching an independent review on health inequalities in Scotland

6 May 2022, 11.30
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This event explored the aims of the Health Foundation’s independent review of health and health...

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NHS ConfedExpo 2022

15 June 2022, 07.00
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The Health Foundation will be exhibiting at NHS ConfedExpo on 15-16 June 2022.

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