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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.

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Our most recent blogs

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.

COVID-19 recovery: opportunities for building a relational approach to quality improvement

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12 May 2021

Public health specialty registrar Dr Esther Kwong reflects on her personal experience of using quality improvement approaches during the pandemic.

If not now, when?

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10 May 2021

Despite government promising to 'fix the crisis in social care once and for all', no plan to reform the sector has yet emerged. Here we explore whether recent objections to a cap on care costs truly s...

Time for a health inequalities ‘moonshot’?

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4 May 2021

What is the value of a target-driven approach to health inequalities? We explore the possibilities and pitfalls, and seek your input on how the government can ‘level up’ health outcomes.

How will the public mood shape care after the pandemic?

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29 April 2021

Tim Gardner discusses the results from recent public polling explored during a webinar co-hosted with Ipsos MORI this month.

After the fire: regrowth and regeneration

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29 April 2021

'With the right conditions, like the forest after a fire, the health and care sector will be able to regenerate and thrive again,’ says our Director of Improvement, Will Warburton. He gives us an over...

The unequal mental health toll of the pandemic

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28 April 2021

The pandemic has taught us the importance of putting lived experience expertise at the heart of mental health services and support, writes Dr Vanessa Pinfold.

Reconditioning the benefits system for a stronger COVID-19 recovery

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20 April 2021

How can the benefits system support the nation’s health? Research into Universal Credit uptake during the pandemic provides some clues.

Gender divide: a post-COVID recovery must address pandemic inequalities

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7 April 2021

Mehrunisha Suleman outlines the pandemic’s disproportionate impact on women, and what must be done to tackle future health inequalities.

What might long COVID mean for the nation’s health?

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1 April 2021

The COVID-19 impact inquiry team summarise emerging evidence on the effects of long COVID for individuals and wider society.

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