Responding to COVID-19 How the Health Foundation is supporting the UK's health and care system to deal with current challenges and building the evidence needed to understand longer-term implications on the nation's health

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic represents an unprecedented challenge to health and care services, bringing intense pressure and radical change to systems, organisations and to all of us as individuals.

As a foundation with a mission to improve health and health care, we are supporting individuals and organisations across the health and social care system to deal with current challenges, but also building the evidence needed to understand longer term implications on the nation's health.

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Surviving COVID

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Surviving COVID is a Channel 4 documentary, and series of short films, supported by the Health...

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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...

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COVID-19 policy tracker 2020

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A timeline of the national policy and health system responses to COVID-19 in England in 2020.

COVID-19 and health inequalities

Research report

Unequal pandemic, fairer recovery

July 2021
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A comprehensive review of the factors that affected the UK’s devastating COVID-19 death toll.

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Will COVID-19 be a watershed moment for health inequalities?

About 15 mins to read

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and the wider governmental and societal response, have brought...

COVID-19 and social care

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Adult social care and COVID-19

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a profound impact on people receiving social care, their...

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Public perceptions of health and social care in light of COVID-19 (November 2020)

January 2021
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Results from an Ipsos MORI survey commissioned by the Health Foundation between 13 and 24 November...

COVID-19 and young people

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Generation COVID-19

About 13 mins to read

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The pandemic has highlighted existing inequalities and new challenges for young people. Our analysis...

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Surviving COVID: The impact of the pandemic on young people

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A short film exploring the impact on children and young people who are caring or grieving for...

COVID-19 and workforce

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Staff shortages left the NHS vulnerable to the COVID-19 storm

12 January 2021
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We are seeing the consequences of years of workforce planning failures, says Anita Charlesworth.

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Surviving COVID: The impact of the pandemic on the mental health of NHS workers

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This film illustrates the impact of the pandemic on the mental wellbeing of NHS workers and...

COVID-19 and technology

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Securing a positive health care technology legacy from COVID-19

About 21 mins to read

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During the pandemic, the NHS has rolled out technologies at impressive speed. But what will need...

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Webinar: Tech and NHS recovery – what you should know

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How can technological innovation help speed the recovery of the NHS and sustain high quality care in...

COVID-19 and elective care

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Elective care: how has COVID-19 affected the waiting list?

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Latest analysis looks at the scale of the elective care backlog, and how pent-up demand is affecting...

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Almost £17bn needed to clear backlog and treat expected rise in patients needing NHS hospital care

6 September 2021
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New analysis from the Health Foundation’s REAL Centre sets out the scale of the challenge facing...

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