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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

Emerging evidence on COVID-19’s impact on money and resources

17 September 2020

Frank Soodeen from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation explores the impact of the pandemic on household money and resources and how this may shape the nation's health prospects.

Should the government rethink its immigration policy for social care?

10 September 2020

Lucinda Allen and Tim Gardner discuss new polling that shows strong public support for an immigration route for social care and what such a policy could mean for the sector's workforce challenges.

Innovation and leadership post-COVID: 5 things your teams want from you

29 August 2020

We explore out 5 things people working in health and care want from their leaders to enable them to build a stronger, more resilient system for the future.

Who would want to be 20 in 2020?

Newsletter blog
27 August 2020

Our Director of Health, Jo Bibby, looks at the experience of coronavirus through the eyes of young people.

Building the evidence base on video consultations

26 August 2020

Bryan Jones and Jo Scott explore the evidence around virtual consultations and highlight priorities for future research to help practitioners and policymakers implement these effectively.

Emerging evidence on COVID-19’s impact on health and health inequalities linked to housing

14 August 2020

We explore the impact of housing on health and health inequalities, likely to have been increased in the wake of the pandemic and the measures taken to control the spread of the virus.

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.

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