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Webinar: Health in 2040: what could an older population mean for the UK’s health?

The Health Foundation’s REAL Centre recently published a report exploring the projected health of the population, looking at patterns of illness in the population of England to 2040. This webinar will convene experts to explore what the findings mean for how we might need to change as a society, and what can we do to better prepare for the future. Register here

Hybrid event: What will the NHS look like at 100?

In the fourth REAL Challenge annual lecture, Professor Dame Diane Coyle will explore some of the key drivers of UK healthcare productivity and discuss what we might hope the NHS will look like when it reaches its centenary. Register for this hybrid event here

Party conference schedule 2023

The Health Foundation will be organising and supporting several fringe events at this year’s Liberal Democrat, Conservative and Labour Party conferences. Read more about our presence here

Webinar: What will it take to bring improvement from the margins into the mainstream?

This webinar brings together different perspectives to explore ways that NHS Impact can be implemented effectively. Register here

Current opportunities

Invitation to tender: Research and insights partner on regional devolution and health inequalities

We are seeking a supplier to explore the research and learning from regional devolution in improving health and reducing inequalities. Apply by 17.00 Thursday 24 August

Invitation to tender: The Networked Data Lab learning study

We are looking to appoint a supplier (or consortium) to help us understand the progress the Networked Data Lab programme has made towards achieving its objectives. Apply by midday Thursday 7 September

Invitation to tender: Public involvement partner for a commission exploring work and health

We are looking to appoint a public involvement partner to ensure that people’s lived experiences are at the heart of our new commission on work and health. Apply by midday Thursday 7 September

Invitation to tender: Research partners for a commission exploring work and health

We are looking to appoint one or more research partners to build the evidence base for our new commission exploring work and health. Apply by midday Monday 18 September

Invitation to tender: Funding to set up a Policy Research Unit to drive improving health and reducing inequalities in Scotland

The Health Foundation has launched a new Policy Research Unit to drive improving health and reducing inequalities in Scotland, following the publication of the Leave no one behind report. Apply by midday Wednesday 27 September

Invitation to tender: Paid media agency for Health Equals

We are looking to appoint a paid media agency to work with Health Equals on its headline campaign. Apply by midday Wednesday 13 September


Why teen depression has increased – and what to do about it

Is technology to blame for the rise in teen depression? Dr Jean Twenge, Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University, returns to explore the themes of her recent Health Foundation lecture. Read here

How can we make it easier to think long term about health and care?

Toby Watt reflects on publication of the REAL Centre's landmark report on ageing and multimorbidity, and explains why resources like it should form part of long-term planning to reform, modernise and invest in the NHS. Read here

Social health insurance: be careful what you wish for

What would it mean to switch the NHS to a social health insurance system? Ruth Thorlby looks at the policy choices that would have to be made – and the possible cost. Read here

Is inequality driving higher public spending on people from poorer backgrounds?

Joe Farrington-Douglas investigates the link between public spending, poverty, inequality and our health and asks whether the UK becoming more or less equal. Read here

Major conditions strategy: the case for change

Gwen Nightingale and Katherine Merrifield explain why we should all be demanding more from government when it comes to tackling the root causes of ill health. Read here

Supporting innovations and their adoption: learning from the FREED project

Gill Clayton explores the lessons from FREED (First episode Rapid Early intervention for Eating Disorders) on spreading innovation and improvement across the NHS. Read here

Publications and long reads

How feasible are the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan commitments on training?

The NHS Long Term Workforce Plan sets out ambitious aims to increase training places across NHS clinical professions. This analysis from the REAL Centre looks at how these commitments might affect both the health care education system and wider workforce planning in England. Read here

Realising Q’s contribution to improving health and care

This report explores Q’s impact and ambitions to support those tackling the significant challenges faced by health and care systems across the UK and Ireland. It highlights how Q’s benefits and activities have translated into improved practice at different levels and how our activities support members improvement work. Read here


Health Foundation comment on Elective Recovery Taskforce

Health Foundation response to the Elective Recovery Taskforce report. Read here

Latest data shows further setback to PM's pledge that waiting lists will fall

Health Foundation response to the NHS monthly performance statistics. Read here

Health care students could be 1 in 6 of those starting higher education by 2031/32 under NHS workforce plan

New analysis published by the Health Foundation shows the scale of the challenge facing universities and health care providers as they prepare to expand the intake of clinical students to meet the commitments set out in the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan. Read here

New policy research unit to drive health improvement in Scotland

The Health Foundation pledges £1.2 million in grant funding to tackle inequalities north of the border. Read here

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