Our response to the Queen's speech 2021

The Queen’s speech shows that the government recognises major health challenges, but still has no plan for social care – letting down the many people needing social care support, their families, social care staff and providers.

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Evidence hub: What drives health inequalities?

Our evidence hub brings together data, insights and analysis exploring how the circumstances in which we live shape our health.

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If not now, when? The long overdue promise of social care reform

Despite government promising to 'fix the crisis in social care once and for all', no plan to reform the sector has yet emerged. Here we explore whether recent objections to a cap on care costs truly stack up.

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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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What can metro mayors do to improve people’s health in their regions? We look at policy priorities...

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Health Foundation response to departure of Sir Simon Stevens as NHS England Chief Executive

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Dr Jennifer Dixon, Chief Executive of the Health Foundation, responds to the departure of Sir Simon...

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'With the right conditions, like the forest after a fire, the health and care sector will be able to...

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How will the public mood shape care after the pandemic?

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Evidence hub: What drives health inequalities?

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The Queen's Speech: The PM must set out a vision for social care and a timetable for reform

24 April 2021
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Joint letter to The Times from the Health Foundation, The King's Fund and Nuffield Trust calls for...

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Updated in 2021, this third edition outlines what you need to know about health care quality...

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Analysis from our healthy lives team shows it’s vital for policymakers to act upstream in tackling...

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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...

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