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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.

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

Our most recent blogs

Enabling service transformation in practice: reflections on the Wade-Gery review

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3 December 2021

Will the Wade-Gery review enable the NHS to make a leap forwards on tech and data? Tim Horton reflects on what matters for enabling service transformation in practice.

Up to the challenge?

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25 November 2021

Hugh Alderwick provides an overview of the government’s plans for spending and reform across the NHS and social care.

Which is most important for good mental health: paid work, avoiding poverty or money itself?

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17 November 2021

Researchers from the University of Glasgow use longitudinal data to study the relationship between changes in employment, income, poverty and mental health.

An anchor approach to sustainability

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10 November 2021

Drawing on findings from the Health Anchors Learning Network, Jenna Collins explores how the NHS can help combat climate change through its role as an anchor institution.

A healthy economy needs healthy people

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9 November 2021

Andrew Goddard, president of the RCP, sets out the importance of cross-government working to put people and health before profit.

Introducing Economies for Healthier Lives

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3 November 2021

How will our four projects, led by partners in Glasgow, Havant, Leeds and Liverpool, deliver place-based improvements to the economy and local people’s health?

If it takes a village to raise a child, why aren’t we doing more to support parents?

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29 October 2021

Anita Mehay and Cara Leavey share their thoughts about the socioeconomic inequalities that can disproportionately affect families from minority ethnic backgrounds, and the recent government announceme...

What is sustainable?

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28 October 2021

A summary of our work to ensure productivity and sustainable improvement is at the heart of NHS recovery and reform.

Promises and progress: what has COP26 got to do with health?

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28 October 2021

Climate change and health are inextricably linked. Jennifer Dixon reflects on the related challenges and opportunities ahead of COP26.

Getting REAL on future health and social care funding

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22 October 2021

What’s next, and what’s needed, for health and social care funding? Elaine Kelly rounds up recent evidence from the REAL Centre.

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