COVID-19 policy tracker

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1 July 2020

A timeline to 29 June 2020 of national policy and health system responses to COVID-19 in England.

Exploring the fall in A&E visits during the pandemic

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30 June 2020

COVID-19 has led to radical changes in the way that people are using NHS services, including emergency care. What lies behind the fall in A&E visits and are there lessons for how care should be provid...

Understanding excess mortality: comparing COVID-19’s impact in the UK to other European countries

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30 June 2020

As countries emerge from the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, meaningful comparisons have become possible. We compare excess deaths in the UK with other European countries to understand more about...

How are changes to employment and finances impacting mental health during lockdown?

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26 June 2020

We explore how changes in people’s employment and financial circumstances affected their mental health during the early part of the UK's lockdown.

Five things we learnt from our polling on public perceptions during COVID-19

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24 June 2020

What are the five things we've learnt so far from a Ipsos MORI polling (commissioned by the Health Foundation) carried out between 1–10 May.

How has NHS 111 shaped public demand for the NHS in England during the pandemic?

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19 June 2020

Emma Vestesson and Tim Gardner look at what recent changes in patient interaction with NHS services in England tell us. 

Emergency care: what do the May data show?

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11 June 2020

In previous analyses we explored how COVID-19 is changing the use of emergency care on a national and regional level. In these charts we add in the data for May 2020 and reflect on how the picture is ...

The social care funding gap – our updated estimates and figures explained

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9 June 2020

This update gives revised estimates for the social care funding gap and sets out how and why our estimates have changed over time.

Understanding excess deaths: variation in the impact of COVID-19 between countries, regions and localities

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4 June 2020

This analysis compares the impact of COVID-19 in different countries, regions and localities through the lens of excess deaths. It also highlights five major factors that can contribute towards an are...

Even before COVID-19, high workforce turnover rates posed a major challenge for social care

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29 May 2020

Even before the pandemic, staffing was the biggest single challenge for the sector in England. High and increasing staff turnover rates – the proportion of staff leaving their roles in the previous 12...

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