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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.

Making new technologies work for everyone

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30 August 2019

While automation has been with us since the Industrial Revolution, recent advances in artificial intelligence and robotics are pushing the boundaries of what can be automated.

Five big questions about how the increasing automation of work will affect our health

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30 August 2019

Increasing use of automation at work is likely to lead to many changes in the job market. What might this mean for the health of the UK population?

On the front line of quality improvement in Manchester: flashing lights, focused funding and forming habits

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27 August 2019

Will Warburton reflects on what he learnt from his recent visit to front-line improvement practitioners in Manchester.

Collaboration is key to achieving better models of care

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21 August 2019

What effect can collaboration between patients, families and clinicians have on health care systems and practices? Maddie Julian shares her experiences.

Should we bother about the future? If so, how much?

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16 August 2019

The future is complex and uncertain, but not predetermined. In many areas policy decisions taken (or not taken) today will shape health and care in the future, for better or worse.

Stress in childhood and over the life course – our bodies pay the price

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15 August 2019

Research shows socioeconomic disadvantage during youth can have lasting physiological consequences. Liz Cairncross lays out the evidence and effects.

The excluded middle: Is the 'new money' new or not?

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5 August 2019

The announcement of a £1.8bn cash injection for NHS capital infrastructure projects has generated lively debate. Ben Gershlick explores how new the new money is, and if it is enough.

Reducing emergency admissions from care homes: a measure of success for the NHS Long Term Plan?

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4 August 2019

Jennifer Dixon asks how the NHS Long Term plan can support efforts to reduce emergency admissions from care homes.

Influencing the NHS Long Term Plan

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30 July 2019

Insight into the work that goes on behind the scenes to influence such a significant piece of policy.

How can social franchising tackle the spread challenge?

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26 July 2019

Daphne Amevenu outlines how four project teams have gained skills and expertise to help scale their health care interventions through taking part in our social franchising programme.

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