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Tackling health inequalities: how the government can do things differently to build back better

15 September 2021

Is now a golden opportunity to truly improve cross-government working? Gwen Nightingale and Katherine Merrifield take a look at why joining up is vital to addressing health inequalities.

Green shoots: creating the conditions for health care innovation to flourish

14 September 2021

How will the four new Adopting Innovation hubs cultivate the optimal environment for change to be implemented effectively, efficiently and sustainably? Laura Semple and Richard Stubbs share their reas...

To bounce back from COVID-19 the NHS needs investment, not reform

9 September 2021

Investment has been announced this week for the NHS, as well as extra funds and a reform plan for social care. This has prompted questions from political quarters.

What will it cost to get the NHS and social care on the road to recovery?

2 September 2021

REAL Centre economists estimate the levels of funding required to enable health and care services to recover and to meet future needs.

The full health and care data strategy must address its shortcomings

17 August 2021

Building trust, addressing health inequalities and improving social care data are critical if the NHSX data strategy is to unlock its full potential, writes Josh Keith.

The NHS has a new chief executive – what does this mean for England’s health care?

12 August 2021

Amanda Pritchard has a vast in-tray as she takes over from Simon Stevens. But with experience and good management skills, she can get a lot done, writes Jennifer Dixon.

A collaboration for better and more equitable health

11 August 2021

How will the Collaboration for Wellbeing and Health change the conversation about what makes us healthy and influence national policy? Cathy Irving explains.

Good health: vital for levelling up

Newsletter blog
29 July 2021

Jo Bibby considers the weight of expectation now attached to the term ‘levelling up’, and puts this in the context of our latest research into health inequalities and the ongoing impact of the pandemi...

After the pandemic: recovery and reform

26 July 2021

What challenges do the NHS and social care system face over the long term? Charles Tallack rounds up recent evidence from the REAL Centre.

The challenges in Sajid Javid’s in-tray as health secretary

8 July 2021

What should Sajid Javid’s priorities be as new secretary of state for health and social care? Jennifer Dixon unpicks the challenges ahead.

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