Blogs and long reads

Returning NHS waiting times to 18 weeks for routine treatment

As the NHS looks to fully restart services, our new analysis (undertaken before the COVID-19 outbreak) sets out the scale of the challenge for the NHS in England to meet the 18-week waiting time target for routine procedures. Read more

Events

HSR UK 2020 conference

The Health Foundation is supporting the HSR UK 2020 annual conference on 1-3 July 2020, which is now taking place online. Health Foundation speakers are presenting throughout the event in the form of pre-recorded sessions and live plenary panels. The conference will promote and support applied health and care research across the UK and is free to attend. About our sessions | Register now 

Funding

THIS Institute COVID-19 fellowship opportunity 

THIS Institute is launching a series of new fellowships that will deliver much-needed research to support the response to the COVID-19 crisis. The first of the new fellowships will focus on capturing the experiences of people who have been critically ill with COVID-19 and been cared for in an ICU, as well as the experiences of families of survivors and non-survivors. Applicants should be experienced and skilled qualitative researchers. Applications close midday, 9 June 2020. Find out more 

COVID-19 research programme

The Health Foundation is launching a new research open call focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on service improvement in the health and social care system, and on health inequalities. We are looking to award between £100 – £200k per project for a duration of up to 12 months (including set up time). 

Applications open on Thursday 4 June 2020 – please check the Health Foundation website for more information then.  

 

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