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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

Supporting staff wellbeing during COVID-19: a Northumbrian experience

5 August 2020

Annie Laverty, Chief Experience Officer at Northumbria NHS Foundation Trust, offers her reflections on engaging with NHS staff meaningfully during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Emerging evidence on health inequalities and COVID-19: July 2020

4 August 2020

Louise Marshall gives our third round up of the emerging evidence on COVID-19 and inequalities for July 2020.

Emerging evidence of COVID-19’s unequal mental health impacts on health and social care staff

31 July 2020

As we begin to take stock of the unprecedented impact of the pandemic so far, we explore the mental health impacts on health and social care staff in the UK and what has been driving these.

Communicating about long-term health during the pandemic

29 July 2020

The pandemic is compelling us all to think differently about what our society needs to be healthy. It is also heightening the need to communicate effectively in order to drive this change of approach.

Digital and data-driven innovation: supporting it to thrive

24 July 2020

Arne Wolters explores how digital and data-driven innovation can be used in ways that maximise the benefits to everyone’s health and care.

Using data to tackle COVID-19: what we’ve learned at the Network Data Lab

23 July 2020

Since October 2019, the Networked Data Lab programme team has been working to select local health and care system partners from across the UK. Here, we draw three main lessons from what we've learned ...

Emerging evidence on health inequalities and COVID-19: June 2020

3 July 2020

Louise Marshall gives our second round up of the emerging evidence on COVID-19 and inequalities for June 2020.

Strengthening social care analytics in the wake of COVID-19: initial findings

2 July 2020

The Health Foundation and Future Care Capital have teamed up to explore the key data challenges the social care sector is facing in the post-COVID-19 era.

Caring for our carers: what can COVID-19 teach us about NHS staff wellbeing?

Newsletter blog
26 June 2020

The pandemic has led to a massive focus on the need to look after the wellbeing of staff. NHS organisations and national bodies mobilised quickly, often supported by generous contributions from the pu...

How the NHS can use anchor strategies to build a healthy and sustainable post-COVID-19 recovery

22 June 2020

We look at how the NHS as an anchor institution has an essential role to play in recovering from the social and economic effects of COVID-19.

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