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The opinions expressed by bloggers and by those commenting on blogs are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Health Foundation. The Health Foundation is not responsible for any of the information supplied by its bloggers.

We also offer a range of long reads on key subjects related to our work.

Our most recent blogs

Mind the gaps: adult social care workforce policy during the pandemic

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17 June 2021

Has national support for adult social care staff in England during the pandemic been adequate? Lucinda Allen looks at what was missing.

The importance of emotional support for young people's health and wellbeing

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15 June 2021

Better understanding is needed of the role that emotional support from families plays in young people’s development. Lucy Brinkley sets the scene for our forthcoming research call.

What have we learned from a year of NHS Test and Trace?

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3 June 2021

What’s next for NHS Test and Trace? The Health Foundation’s policy team reflect on a year of tracking its evolution.

How are generation COVID-19 experiencing the pandemic?

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27 May 2021

The COVID-19 impact inquiry team round up emerging evidence of how the pandemic has affected young people’s education, work and social connections.

Weathering the storm? The pandemic’s impact on young people’s wellbeing

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27 May 2021

Martina Kane looks how the pandemic has affected young people’s mental health, and what society can do to help.

Ensuring everybody benefits from the use of health data

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27 May 2021

Our Director of Data Analytics, Adam Steventon, looks at what will enable a data-driven approach to health to flourish.

Delivering organisation-wide improvement: why playing the long game matters

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25 May 2021

Bryan Jones reflects on the importance of taking a long-term approach to organisation-wide improvement and outlines a new NHS Providers project to support this.

Insuring against insecurity – how the pandemic has shown the need for social security reform

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18 May 2021

Many people who experienced severe financial strain during the pandemic were not eligible to claim Universal Credit. What changes to the social security system would help public health?

Putting health tech into practice

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14 May 2021

What is required for tech implementation in the NHS to be successful, and how should this shape our post-pandemic priorities? Shakira Mahadeva explores the challenges.

What action is required to make NHS workforce shortages a thing of the past?

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13 May 2021

What is needed to overcome short-termism in workforce planning for the NHS and social care? Anita Charlesworth considers the priorities for a comprehensive strategy.

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