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

Our most recent blogs

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.

Counting on data for better health and care

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26 May 2022

As well as better data, several other things are needed to help us understand health and care challenges and improve services, and we all have roles to play, says our Director of Data Analytics, Charl...

The first comprehensive map of young people’s health inequalities in the UK

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19 May 2022

Rachael McKeown writes about new AYPH work showing the scale and complexity of young people’s health inequalities, and the need for action.

Data-driven tools in health and care

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11 May 2022

Ellen Coughlan reflects on a recent workshop, exploring key questions about how to develop data-driven tools in a safe, effective and equitable way.

Context matters: what’s needed for young people’s mental health?

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9 May 2022

Martina Kane reflects on varied Health Foundation work to better understand and support young people’s mental health.

How might changing public attitudes influence government policy on health?

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28 April 2022

How will falling levels of public satisfaction with the NHS affect debate about NHS reform? Hugh Alderwick considers the importance of public opinion.

Five recommendations for strengthening NHS management and leadership

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13 April 2022

With the Messenger review nearing publication, we draw on our recent research – including interviews with NHS managers – to highlight five recommendations for strengthening management and leadership i...

Working as a GP through the pandemic: using online tools as part of a hybrid model of care to meet the needs of patients and staff

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8 April 2022

Dr Minal Bakhai reflects on how the recent IAU study of patients at general practices using digital and online tools chimes with her own experience as a GP.

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