Mental health problems affect 1 in 4 people each year – yet only £1 out of £8 in commissioner budgets is spent on mental health.
Sarah Lafond joined the Health Foundation in August 2014 as a Economics Analyst. Her current projects at the Foundation focus on NHS finances and efficiency.
Sarah joined The Health Foundation from the Nuffield Trust where she conducted financial analysis of NHS funding.
Previously, Sarah worked at the Scottish Government where she worked on a number of health and social care projects and publications, such as the integration of health and social care project and the social care survey.
Sarah has a master’s degree in ecological economics from University of Edinburgh. Her MSc dissertation was on the government cost of occupational cancer in Great Britain, where she conducted a cost and benefits analysis of implementing a health policy to prevent occupational cancer. She graduated from McGill University in Canada with a double major in international development, and environment studies focusing on the determinants of health in society.
- Into the red? The state of NHS finances, Nuffield Trust, 10 July 2014
- Targets, trajectories and waiting times: how is NHS spending affected by its performance? - blog co-authored with Tim Gardner, 11 August 2016