Stalling progress

What is driving the slowdown in life expectancy in the UK, and what action is needed?

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Immigration and the NHS: the evidence

'Immigrants should not be blamed for the pressures in A&E and other parts of the NHS. The reasons behind these pressures – unsurprisingly – are far more complex'

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The nation's health: priorities for the next government

Worrying trends in the UK’s health have emerged in recent years that cannot be overlooked by the incoming government

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General Election 2019

Get the latest news, views and analysis on health and social care for the 2019 General Election

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Health Foundation response to the Liberal Democrat manifesto

‘The manifesto plans are a welcome shot in the arm for the NHS, but don’t go far enough on fixing social care'

Press release

Liberal Democrat pledge would double recent growth in health spending but falls just short of what's needed to modernise the service

Health Foundation response to the Liberal Democrats’ NHS and social care funding pledge.


Analytical Capability Index

A tool to allow health and care organisations to measure and benchmark their current capability in using data analytics.


Promises, promises: reflecting on past election pledges

Lucinda Allen considers what happens to manifesto pledges once the ballot papers have been counted.

Press release

Existing evidence shows that immigration makes a positive contribution to the UK health service

Health Foundation statement on the impact of immigration on the NHS

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Today’s figures highlight that the NHS in England is desperately struggling to stay afloat

Health Foundation response to NHS England performance statistics

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UK risking fall in national life expectancy as social inequalities increase

The Health Foundation calls for new independent body to scrutinise life expectancy trends and influencing factors.

Our latest publications and long reads


Mortality and life expectancy trends in the UK

Since 2011 improvements in life expectancy in the UK have stalled, and for certain groups of the population, gone into revers...


The measurement maze

Our briefing suggests there's potential to make better use of quality measurement to improve quality of care.

Long read

International comparisons of capital in health care: why is the UK falling behind?

About 11 mins to read

This long read raises questions about why the UK is lagging far behind other countries when it comes to the value of health c...

Working paper

A descriptive analysis of health care use by high cost, high need patients in England

This paper explores health care use by the top 5% of users of primary and secondary care services by cost.

Long read

A health index for England: opportunities and challenges

About 15 mins to read

This long read explores the government’s proposal to place health as a core measure of government success by creating a natio...

Long read

Harnessing data and technology for public health: five challenges

About 14 mins to read

This long read sets out five challenges that the government needs to address if it is to harness the full potential of data a...

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