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Our most recent blogs

Shock to the system: COVID-19’s long-term impact on the NHS

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28 May 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a major shock to the NHS and social care systems and has resulted in a substantial rise in mortality.

Four key questions on COVID-19

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28 May 2020

It’s obvious the coronavirus pandemic is having profound effects now, not just on health and health care in the UK, but also on society. And its long shadow will extend far into the future. As an inde...

Inequalities and deaths involving COVID-19

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21 May 2020

Mai Stafford and Sarah Deeny examine the data on socioeconomic deprivation, gender and COVID-19 mortality, and ask what a closer look at the links between inequalities tell us.

Early insight into the impacts of COVID-19 on care for people with long-term conditions

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21 May 2020

The Health Foundation has supported an online YouGov survey, designed by the Resolution Foundation, to examine COVID-19's impact on care for people with pre-existing health conditions.

Think yourself into a new way of acting

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11 May 2020

Will Warburton calls for innovative approaches to understand, assess, learn from and sustain the effective changes that have rapidly been put in place by the NHS.

Looking at the evidence on the immigration health surcharge

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6 May 2020

Lucinda Allen looks into the immigration health surcharge and argues any government review should look at the policy in its entirety.

Strengthening social care analytics during the pandemic and beyond

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5 May 2020

Adam Steventon, Sarah Deeny and Ellen Coughlan explore how we can support better data analytics for social care within the context of the pandemic.

How better health and care data can support the fight against COVID-19

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30 April 2020

Data is telling a horrifying story about the toll that the pandemic is taking. It’s also playing a critical role in the response to the virus, informing national and international policy, the search f...

Getting support through to vulnerable groups during the coronavirus pandemic

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30 April 2020

We don’t normally support  charities providing direct services to vulnerable groups for example. But with a challenge like COVID-19, we have to respond now.

The endemic failure of long-term policymaking

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28 April 2020

COVID-19 is exposing holes in the government’s ability to plan for the future.

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