Ten projects chosen to be part of the Health Foundation’s £1.5m programme to understand the impact of COVID-19 on service change and health inequalities

20 November 2020

Ten teams have been selected to be part of the Health Foundation’s new COVID-19 Research Programme. The programme is seeking to understand the impact of the pandemic in two distinct areas.

The 10 UK-focused projects will explore:

  • how health and social care service delivery has changed in light of COVID-19
  • the impact of COVID-19 on health inequalities and the wider determinants of health.

The projects are all based around highly applied research that has direct relevance to policy and practice, and are run by multidisciplinary teams that combine expertise from a broad range of disciplines. They will each involve patients, the public and/or people with lived experiences.

The findings from these projects will inform policy and/or service delivery decisions about the future of health and care services, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each team will receive funding of between £100,000 and £200,000 for projects that will run for up to 12 months.

Dr Jennifer Dixon, Chief Executive of the Health Foundation, said:

'The COVID-19 pandemic has led to huge and rapid changes to the way that health and social care is delivered. The pandemic has also magnified pre-existing health inequalities in this country.

'This grant programme investigates these two areas. Are the changes in services beneficial and how did rapid change in provision happen? And what can we learn from the disproportionate effect COVID had on certain population groups? The aim is to use these insights to help future policy and service delivery decisions that could benefit the population.'

The projects are:

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