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As well as comment and opinion from our staff, we also have contributions from people we have worked with over the years.

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

We can't wait for government to act on health inequalities

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27 July 2022

Political instability has yet again got in the way of public health policy. What is certain is the opportunity to act locally, says Jo Bibby

What can the COVID-19 response tell us about public health interventions and inequalities? Three reflections from Newham

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25 July 2022

Jason Strelitz, DPH for Newham, shares some important lessons from the experience of managing public health during the pandemic.

What do the public think about taking action to improve health inequalities in Scotland?

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19 July 2022

Introducing the Health Foundation’s work with partners to conduct an independent review of health and health inequalities in Scotland.

The capacity challenge: workforce, funding and beds

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15 July 2022

Anita Charlesworth rounds up the REAL Centre’s recent work looking at the capacity challenges in the NHS and social care.

Building a healthy society: the role of local government

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12 July 2022

Conversations with local government leaders helped identify six key elements to building a whole-council approach to improving health.

Innovation and improvement in health and care – evolving our approach

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29 June 2022

Malte Gerhold shares his thoughts so far on what future contribution the Health Foundation needs to make to encourage faster improvement and innovation in care.

The Plan for Digital Health and Social Care: what will be needed to deliver on its ambitions?

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29 June 2022

The government’s new Plan for Digital Health and Social Care contains some important ambitions. But what’s needed to make it work? Tim Horton, Josh Keith and Anita Mehay explore the issues.

Reforming management and leadership in the NHS: Does the Messenger review go far enough?

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8 June 2022

The Messenger review is a promising start for health and social care leadership reform, although the response will require concrete resources and action.

Local action on health inequalities: introducing ‘Shaping Places for Healthier Lives’

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27 May 2022

Louise Marshall outlines the Health Foundation’s work with the Local Government Association, funding five place-based partnerships taking system-wide action on the wider determinants of health.

Ministers should be wary of declaring war on the NHS

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26 May 2022

Dr Jennifer Dixon argues that history shows that further radical reform is unlikely to fix the current challenges facing the NHS.

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