Longer waits, missing patients and catching up

What we know about the impact of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic on elective care in England.

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One year on: Three myths about COVID-19 that the data proved wrong

New analysis from the Health Foundation's REAL Centre reveals 1.5 million potential years of life lost to COVID-19 in the UK, with each life cut short by 10 years on average.

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How will the public mood shape care after the pandemic?

Our webinar on 15 April will look at the evolution of public perceptions and expectations of health and social care during the last year of the COVID-19 crisis.

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COVID-19 chart series

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has delivered a profound shock to the UK. We'll be exploring...

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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.

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Longer waits, missing patients and catching up

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Six charts looking at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on consultant-led elective care.

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Welcome recognition that a healthy population is one of our nation’s most important assets

9 April 2021
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Health Foundation response to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Longevity's Levelling Up Health...

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Gender divide: a post-COVID recovery must address pandemic inequalities

7 April 2021
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Mehrunisha Suleman outlines the pandemic’s disproportionate impact on women, and what must be done...

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Comment on the report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities

1 April 2021
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Health Foundation response to the report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities.

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What might long COVID mean for the nation’s health?

1 April 2021
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The COVID-19 impact inquiry team summarise emerging evidence on the effects of long COVID for...

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Why our perceptions of the NHS matter

1 April 2021
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Claudia Barclay and Charles Tallack explore why countering misperceptions about the NHS is vital to...

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The restructure of public health must not weaken our climate change response

30 March 2021
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How can the government ensure that the new public health system is fit to respond to the growing...

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Has government grasped the full enormity of the country’s public health challenges?

29 March 2021
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Health Foundation response to announcement of new Office for Health Promotion to drive improvement...

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Government must be realistic about the pace of NHS recovery

25 March 2021
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Health Foundation response to the Government's 2021–22 mandate to NHS England and NHS Improvement

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Exploring the potential of AI to help address health inequalities

25 March 2021
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Brhmie Balaram from NHSX and Adam Steventon from the Health Foundation discuss the new £1.5m...

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Levelling up health: what cross-government action is needed?

25 March 2021
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The Health Foundation is currently exploring what action is needed to improve the nation’s health...

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Rescue to recovery: why we must keep looking ahead

25 March 2021
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‘In the middle of a global pandemic it has sometimes felt strange to be thinking long term’,...

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One year on: Three myths about COVID-19 that the data proved wrong

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Three charts measuring 'years of life lost' that disprove three ‘myths’ that were prevalent at the...

REAL Centre

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Securing a positive health care technology legacy from COVID-19

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

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How transport offers a route to better health

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Transport affects the health of people across society, in multiple ways. Investing in transport is...

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How can policymakers plan better for the long term?

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COVID-19 has illustrated why policymakers must prepare better for uncertainty. This long read...

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