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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

Paying for the pandemic: the economic consequences of COVID-19

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15 January 2021

Matt Whittaker, expert advisor for our COVID-19 impact inquiry, looks at emerging evidence of the pandemic’s effect on income inequality in the UK.

Staff shortages left the NHS vulnerable to the COVID-19 storm

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12 January 2021

We are seeing the consequences of years of workforce planning failures, says Anita Charlesworth.

An opportunity to take a broader view on preventative health measures

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8 January 2021

In this blog, Jo Bibby discusses the launch of the ONS Health Index and how it could focus minds on what is needed to protect and improve the country’s health in the long term.

How is COVID-19 impacting people working in adult social care?

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8 January 2021

We bring together emerging evidence of the pandemic’s impact so far on a workforce that has for too long been undervalued, underpaid and politically neglected.

The two worlds of COVID-19

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18 December 2020

The pandemic has increasingly divided people into two worlds: those with direct experience of COVID-19, and those frustrated by the restrictions. Personal stories can bridge these two worlds in powerf...

Multimorbidity, deprivation and consultation length

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15 December 2020

Dr Becks Fisher, a GP in Oxford and Senior Policy Fellow at the Health Foundation, reflects on the length of GP consultations and asks whether these are in proportion with patient need.

Addressing the nursing shortfall

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13 December 2020

Nihar Shembavnekar introduces the REAL Centre's nurse supply model, and explains why we hope it will lead to better informed policies for our highly valued nurses.

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

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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?

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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

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30 October 2020

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

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