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Read the latest blogs from the Health Foundation on health care improvement, quality, sustainability and population health

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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.

A&Es under pressure: what the data can tell us

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25 April 2019

As A&E attendances hit a record high, Tim Gardner explores the divergent pressures facing emergency departments across England.

Context matters: the contrasting effect of enhancing support in residential and nursing homes

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10 April 2019

Enhancing support for care home residents can result in different outcomes in different types of homes. Therese Lloyd explains how context matters.

Leave no patient behind: lessons from genetics on the risks of biased data

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1 April 2019

Are unrepresentative datasets exacerbating health inequalities? Genetic researcher and data analyst Karen Hodgson considers the issues for new technologies.

50 years of NHS inquiries

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27 March 2019

It is fifty years since what most people think of as the first NHS inquiry – into failures in care at Ely Hospital in Cardiff. Why do they matter and what we can learn from them?

Zooming out to improve health

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26 March 2019

When focusing on prevention, it’s about ‘stepping back and zooming out to take in a wider perspective'...

The art of the possible: The role of the NHS in improving health

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26 March 2019

Dominique Allwood outlines four ways we think the NHS can make a positive difference on health and wellbeing.

The NHS must focus on becoming a better employer

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24 March 2019

Anita Charlesworth, Candace Imison and Richard Murray look in detail at solutions across the different policy levers for workforce, including training, pay, staff retention and skill mix.

The NHS this winter: looking beneath the national view

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14 March 2019

Lucinda Allen delves beneath the national picture to explore how local health systems in England have fared this winter.

Joined-up care in action

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13 March 2019

The work of Pathway shows how services can be brought together to help homeless people with complex needs

No country is an island

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11 March 2019

How does the UK compare with competitor countries in international health workers labour markets?

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