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Developing policy recommendations for young people's future health

We are pleased to announce we have selected seven organisations to develop policy recommendations as part of the Young people’s future health inquiry. Each of the expert organisations will be exploring the influences affecting the future health of young people and develop recommendations for action’. 
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The Health Foundation selects 18 senior health leaders to join its GenerationQ leadership programme

The Health Foundation has selected 18 senior leaders from across the UK to join GenerationQ, a leadership programme designed to develop their skills and knowledge, and enable them to successfully lead quality improvement in health care.
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The Health Foundation's annual event 2019 - Faster progress to improve health and care: what are the ingredients?

Register to watch the live stream of our annual event keynote sessions. The event will explore how the health care system needs to look beyond its own boundaries to other sectors, and the communities it is part of. We will consider how technology and data can be harnessed for the benefit of patient care, and what conditions and support will help clinicians implement improvements.
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Open for applications: Insight Research Programme 2019

Our Insight Research Programme 2019 is a researcher-led open call supporting original research on informatics in health and care services. We are inviting outline proposals for research that advances the collection and use of data within national clinical audits and patient registries to improve health care quality in the UK. We have £1.6 million available for projects completed over four years. 
Find out more about the Insight research Programme 

THIS Institute post-doctoral fellowship programme is now open for applications

THIS Institute’s multidisciplinary post-doctoral fellowship programme is an opportunity for early-career researchers to lead an extended period of study that can support improvement in health care. Applications should seek to generate systematic knowledge about: 

  • what works and why in approaches and interventions aimed at improving quality and safety in healthcare
  • challenges related to standardisation, harmonisation, replication and scaling of healthcare improvement efforts
  • methods and theory used to study improvement in healthcare.

The deadline for applications is 14 May 2019.
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Leave no patient behind: lessons from genetics on the risks of biased data

Are unrepresentative datasets exacerbating health inequalities? Genetic researcher and data analyst Karen Hodgson considers the issues for new technologies.
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Context matters: the contrasting effect of enhancing support in residential and nursing homes

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

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

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