Events 

Webinar: The Health and Care White Paper unbound 

In February, the UK government published a white paper on health and care, setting out the latest steps to reform parts of the NHS in England. 

Our webinar on Thursday 11 March will analyse the major changes proposed. Our expert panel, including Dr Jennifer Dixon, Nicholas Timmins, Sarah Price and Hugh Alderwick, will assess how the plans fit into short term recovery from the pandemic and longer run development of the NHS. 
 
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Join us as we launch the Health Anchors Learning Network 

Join the Health Anchors Learning Network launch event on Thursday 25 March to hear from Dr Jennifer Dixon (Chief Executive, Health Foundation) and Dr Bola Owolabi (Director – Health Inequalities, NHS England and NHS Improvement) and connect with network participants.   

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Funding 

Florence Nightingale Award for Excellence in Healthcare Data Analytics  

The annual Florence Nightingale Award for Excellence in Healthcare Data Analytics (awarded jointly by the Health Foundation and the Royal Statistical Society) is now open for applications in 2021. It recognises applied health care and data analytics practitioners who have gone above and beyond in delivering innovative improvement for the health care system.  

Apply by 12 April 2021

Artificial Intelligence and Racial and Ethnic Inequalities in Health and Care call 

This call supports research to advance AI and data-driven technologies in health in ways that better meet the needs of minority ethnic populations. The call is jointly funded by NHSX’s NHS AI Lab and the Health Foundation and enabled by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The call opens on Wednesday 24 March 2021 and the deadline for applications is Wednesday 21 April 2021. Join the NHS AI lab and speakers including Jennifer Dixon to find out more on 10 March. 

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News  

What does the pandemic mean for health and health inequalities? 

Find out more about our COVID-19 impact inquiry. This infographic highlights areas of focus for the inquiry and some of the questions that it seeks to answer. 

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Blogs and long reads 

Years of underinvestment made the UK’s death toll so much higher than it need have been 

The scene for the current crisis was set long before the COVID-19 virus arrived. Anita Charlesworth explores how existing health and economic inequalities, coupled with a lack of capacity and resilience in critical public services, contributed to the heavy death toll in the UK.  
 
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Anchors in a storm: lessons for anchor action during COVID-19 

Our latest long read summarises insights from local leaders around the UK who are using anchor approaches to respond to the impact of COVID-19. We identify nine key lessons to support COVID-19 recovery planning and showcase local examples of anchor action. 

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The forgotten crisis: exploring the disproportionate impact of the pandemic 

The latest blog from the COVID-19 impact inquiry, written by Liz Sayce, explores how disabled people have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and measures to control the virus. 

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