Stalling progress

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

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

Migrants contribute through tax, tend to use fewer health services compared to others, and provide vital services through working in the NHS. 

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Analytical Capability Index

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

Press release

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

Health Foundation response to NHS England performance statistics

Press release

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.

Blog

Improving continuity of care in general practice: four lessons from the frontline

How can general practices balance continuity of care with the need to see a GP promptly? Angus Wiltshire explores four early ...

Invitation to tender

ITT: Strategic communications support for the Collaboration for Wellbeing and Health

This invitation to tender is open for application until 23.59 on Monday 2 December 2019. 

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Press release

We need to be realistic – training new GPs takes time, services are already under immense strain and face rising demand

Health Foundation response to the Conservative party’s pledge to improve primary care access.

Press release

Proposed 'NHS visa' may help address NHS vacancies but won't ease staff shortages in social care

Health Foundation response to the Conservative party’s plan to attract more NHS staff from abroad.

Event

Event: What will it take to fix social care?

We are pleased to be hosting a breakfast seminar on Thursday 21 November at which the options for reforming the adult social ...

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Analysis

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...

Briefing

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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