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Our most recent blogs

Are multidisciplinary teams an effective tool to reduce emergency hospital activity?

26 November 2020

New analysis from the Improvement Analytics Unit has found that multidisciplinary teams may increase emergency hospital use, at least in the short term.

How can we share data across sectors to help shape our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic?

19 November 2020

The chief executive of NPC describes their innovative work creating a COVID-19 data dashboard, to help charities and funders access and use relevant data to tackle the pandemic more effectively.

Reflecting on Black History Month at the Health Foundation

30 October 2020

Daphne Amevenu reflects on the importance of celebrating black people’s essential contribution to health and care in the UK.

Using research to prepare for a post-pandemic world

Newsletter blog
29 October 2020

How the long-term research agenda needs to incorporate important questions about COVID-19 and the pandemic’s continuing impact on our lives.

Recognising excellence in health care data analytics

27 October 2020

As the winners of the Florence Nightingale Award for Excellence in Healthcare Data Analytics are announced, Ellen Coughlan reflects on the importance of health care analytics in supporting innovation ...

Breaking with Lansley’s Act

26 October 2020

Nicholas Timmins assesses Jeremy Hunt’s tenure as the longest serving health secretary.

To govern is to choose

23 October 2020

Choices about health and social care must be made with a strong emphasis on their long-term consequences if history is not to repeat itself, writes Anita Charlesworth.

Adopting Innovation: investing in skills at the NHS front line

20 October 2020

Adopting innovation is a hot topic for health care providers this year. How can we seize the opportunity to increase capability for NHS organisations to be effective adopters of innovation for the lon...

Political priorities for health: autumn party conferences provide few insights

18 October 2020

Dr Jennifer Dixon reflects on an unusual party conference season and asks what we can glean from the rhetoric of the main party leaders.

It’s time to see the bigger picture

17 October 2020

Sir Andrew Dilnot writes that to get the best out of the NHS and social care, we need more and better understanding of what has happened in the past, and what might happen next.

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