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Webinar recording: Building resilience – making the economic case for prevention

This webinar demonstrated why we must prioritise prevention in policymaking, outlining the future consequences for the nation’s health if we don’t act now. Watch the recording

Webinar: Multidisciplinary teams – learning from research and practice

This webinar on 8 March will explore how multidisciplinary teams can work in practice and improve outcomes for individuals and their families. Sign up now

Webinar: Ethnic inequalities in healthcare for people with multimorbidity

The aim of this event on 25 April will be to discuss recent research and policy implications around ethnic inequalities in health(care) and care quality among people with multiple long-term health conditions. Sign up now

Current opportunities

Invitation to tender: Support partner to deliver a new funding programme on tech-enabled care

Could you be our new support partner? Help us deliver a new funding programme exploring how technology can enable new approaches to care at home and in the community. Bring your questions to our information call on Wednesday 16 March (11.00–12.00) and apply no later than Wednesday 12 April (17.00). Find out more

Help support fresh ideas tackling challenges within health and care

Q Exchange is the Q community’s collaborative funding programme. Q members are applying for up to £40k for project ideas answering the question ‘How can improvement be used to reduce delays accessing health services?’. Until 28 March projects are being developed openly and collaboratively, using insight from across the health and care system. We invite you to share your knowledge and perspective in the comments to help projects secure funding. Explore the ideas

Help to improve the Health Foundation website

We are conducting some research to improve the way we structure and organise our website content. Feedback from users is crucial to ensure we are meeting your needs, so we would like to hear from you if you use our website and resources. The research will be carried out remotely via video conference by our digital partner. Register your interest here


Integrated care boards: what do they look like?

ICBs hold considerable power in the new NHS structure, so their membership matters. We look at who is represented on these boards and whether this varies between areas. Read more

The health disparities white paper disappearing shows a dangerous pattern for action on health

Our assistant directors of healthy lives explain their disappointment in the government’s decision to shelve the keenly awaited health disparities white paper. Read more

Should NHS trusts manage general practice?

With some NHS trusts already playing a greater role in managing GP services, we summarise these approaches and ask what the risks and benefits might be for a service under strain. Read more

Local government’s key role in improving health

Our assistant directors of healthy lives round up important insights and Health Foundation work supporting local government to improve people’s health and build healthy places. Read more

Innovation is being squeezed out of the NHS

Current funding and workforce challenges aren’t just creating long waits and crowded hospitals but affecting the health and care system’s capacity to innovate. What could help? Read more

While support for the NHS remains rock solid, confidence in government’s handling of the service has fallen to a new low

Jennifer Dixon puts the findings from our latest wave of public polling into context in this blog, also featured in the Times Red Box. Read more

Publications and long reads

What is the outlook for health funding?

This analysis looks at the outlook for health funding following the 2022 Autumn Statement, drawing out some implications for clearing the NHS estate maintenance backlog and looking at the potential impact of pay and other cost pressures on NHS spending power. Read more

Public perceptions of the NHS: a winter of discontent

This long read presents findings from the third wave of our polling with Ipsos that tracks the public’s views on health and social care in the UK. Read more

Realising the potential of community-based multidisciplinary teams for high needs patients

This briefing summarises some of the evidence about multidisciplinary teams and considers what this means for those implementing them. Read more


Waiting list grew by 1 million in a year, despite elective care recovery plan

Our response to the one year anniversary of the publication of NHS England’s elective care recovery plan. Read more

NHS figures show a service under severe strain, despite some improvements

Our response to the latest NHS monthly performance statistics. Read more

Public support for government’s handling of the NHS reaches new low, polling finds

The Health Foundation releases new polling data with Ipsos looking at the public’s attitudes on health and social care in the UK. Read more

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