Using economic development to improve health and reduce health inequalities 

Our latest report sets out how economic development can be used to improve people’s health and reduce health inequalities in the UK

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Government must publish evidence that the contact tracing app works and will not fail those most at risk of COVID-19

There must be greater transparency around the development of the NHS contact tracing app.

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Use of primary care during COVID-19

Our new analysis uses patient-level data to explore shifts in primary care activities and outcomes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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Government must publish evidence that the contact tracing app works and will not fail those most at risk of COVID-19

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Health Foundation response to the Public Accounts Committee report on the NHS nursing workforce.

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Ten innovative projects selected to be part of programme to improve analytical capability in health and care services

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This programme aims to improve analytical capability in support of health and care services.

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Should the government rethink its immigration policy for social care?

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Lucinda Allen and Tim Gardner discuss new polling that shows strong public support for an...

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Public confidence in using NHS returning but backlog still growing

10 September 2020

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

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Public confidence in using NHS returning but concerns persist among groups worst affected by COVID-19

10 September 2020

The Health Foundation releases new polling data with Ipsos MORI looking at the public’s attitudes on...

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Public unclear on COVID-19 guidance as winter approaches

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The Health Foundation releases new polling data with Ipsos MORI looking at the public’s attitudes...

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How has children and young people’s usage of A&E been impacted by lockdown and social distancing?

Social distancing has driven reduced demand for A&E services since March, particularly by children...

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Generation COVID-19

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

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Innovation and leadership post-COVID: 5 things your teams want from you

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We explore out 5 things people working in health and care want from their leaders to enable them to...

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Higher COVID-19 deaths amongst more disadvantaged groups ‘sadly nothing new’

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Health Foundation response to ONS data on deaths involving COVID-19 by local area and socioeconomic...

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Using economic development to improve health and reduce health inequalities  

September 2020

This report sets out how economic development can be used to improve people’s health and reduce...

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Understanding and sustaining the health care service shifts accelerated by COVID-19

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COVID-19 has significantly changed the context in which the NHS operates. Here, we bring together...

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Generation COVID-19

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

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

September 2020

Results from an Ipsos MORI survey commissioned by the Health Foundation between 17 and 29 July 2020.

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