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A health index for England: opportunities and challenges

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This long read explores the government’s proposal to place health as a core measure of government success by creating a natio...

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Harnessing data and technology for public health: five challenges

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This long read sets out five challenges that the government needs to address if it is to harness the full potential of data a...

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What should be done to fix the crisis in social care?

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Five messages for government about priorities and options for social care reform in England.

Fixing the UK's broken social care system

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14 October 2019

The decisions we make about technology today will have implications for the entire social care system, says Lydia Nicholas, from tech think tank Doteveryone.

Social care funding: public perceptions and preferences

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10 October 2019

Anita Charlesworth reflects on findings about public preferences for adult social care funding.

Artificial intelligence in the NHS: getting the priorities right

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4 October 2019

The NHS’s new AI lab needs to focus on the needs of patients and the health system, argue Adam Steventon, Sarah Deeny, Josh Keith and Arne Wolters.

Big promises from Labour and Lib Dems, but little detail

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27 September 2019

With the Conservative party conference around the corner, and General Election anticipation at fever pitch, Ruth Thorlby dissects the social care proposals presented by the two main opposition parties...

A combined effort for autism: lessons from the community for the health system

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26 September 2019

Research shows 88% of autistic people do not think their needs are understood by health professionals. Emily Niner and Oliver Smithson explain why a collaborative approach is required for improvement.

Knowing is not enough

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26 September 2019

…we need to pass our knowledge on to drive forward policy and practice. Here's what the Health Foundation is doing.

Making time to talk: the challenge of spreading knowledge

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26 September 2019

Dr Nicola Burgess on the practical value of creating formal spaces to spread informal knowledge within organisations.

If young people can’t afford to move to UK cities for work, that’s a health issue

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18 September 2019

Young people face an impossible choice between either quality housing or good work. Jo Bibby explains the ramifications of this choice, and what needs to be considered when developing housing policy.

Preparing young people for tomorrow’s workplace is key to a healthy future

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11 September 2019

Jo Bibby explores why investing in the future of young people needs to be at the heart of public policy.

How can the NHS make the most of risk prediction tools?

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30 August 2019

If developed wisely, risk prediction tools could help clinicians provide earlier diagnosis and better care. But could using AI also inadvertently make health inequalities worse?

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