As part of the NHS Reset campaign, the Health Foundation is partnering with the NHS Confederation and the AHSN Network to explore how to sustain and spread the best COVID-19 related innovation. Join us at two interactive webinars:

Event: Positive service shifts accelerated by COVID-19: lessons for leaders (Tuesday 8 September)

What do leaders at local, regional and national level need to do to embed the positive changes emerging during COVID-19? Join this interactive webinar hosted by the Health Foundation’s Q community to get beneath the surface and explore how change happens in practice.

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Event: The race to systematise service innovation: how to make the changes in practice and mindset sustainable (Wednesday 9 September)

How can we avoid waste in innovation, make the most of the expertise available, and produce solutions that can work across the patch – as well as figuring out what works, what doesn’t and why? Explore how to build and evaluate effective, scalable approaches with speakers including Professor Mary Dixon-Woods of THIS Institute.

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Webinar: The Shuri Network (Wednesday 9 September)

Join us on 9 September 2020 for a co-hosted webinar with the Shuri Network. The first network of its kind, the Shuri Network brings together women of colour in digital health. This webinar will be part of a series that celebrates diversity in digital health, challenges the NHS to take action, and supports BAME women to succeed in their careers.

Register here

ICYMI: What does the pandemic mean for the nation’s health and health inequalities?

You can now catch up on our webinar where we discussed the pandemic’s implications for health and health inequalities. In the webinar we shared our learning so far, focusing on groups of people who have been particularly affected such as young people and Black and minority ethnic groups. 

Watch the recording now 

Webinar: Overcoming short-termism after COVID-19 (Thursday 24 September)

COVID-19 has shown clearly why governments need to prepare for an uncertain future. In this webinar, we ask ‘how can policymakers better prepare for the future?’. Join us at 10am on 24 September as we discuss how we can strengthen our capacity for long-term thinking and dealing with uncertainty in UK policymaking.

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Blogs and long reads

COVID-19’s impact on health, health inequalities and housing

Part of our COVID-19, health and health inequalities blog series, we explore how housing conditions contribute to the unequal impacts of the pandemic. We also consider how the pandemic may influence health inequalities linked to housing in the future.

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Ethnicity and COVID-19

Our new long read identifies five key questions for readers to help them evaluate research on ethnicity and COVID-19 risk and outcomes. Knowing which studies are robust can be difficult. The issues raised are also helping the Health Foundation to develop the research it carries out and commissions. 

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Funding available for new social care analytics programme 

The Health Foundation’s new Strengthening Social Care Analytics programme will offer funding to projects that can demonstrate how to use data analytics to improve social care and help to catalyse further change in the social care data analytics system by sharing their findings and methods with our community of practice. We will give up to £60,000 over 12 months to projects that will focus on addressing challenges to help the social care sector respond to COVID-19 and its aftermath. 

Applications for expressions of interest are now open and the deadline is midday, Friday 2 October 2020.

Find out more and apply

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