Health inequalities webinar
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a huge impact on our society and economy. In this webinar, we ask 'what are the implications for the nation’s health and how might it affect health inequalities?'. Join us as we share our learning so far, focusing on groups of people who have been particularly affected such as young people and Black and minority ethnic groups.
Learning from rapid improvement and innovation during COVID-19: Virtual workshop
Join us for the fifth and final workshop in our series on rapid learning and improvement during COVID-19, taking place from 13.00–14.30 on Friday 7 August 2020. Hosted by the Q community, this workshop will provide an opportunity to reflect on rapid changes and innovations that have occurred since the start of the pandemic, and to draw out learning that may help to manage a second wave of COVID-19.
New programme launching soon: Strengthening Social Care Analytics
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 contribute to better health and care across the UK. We will give up to £60,000 over 12 months to projects that will focus on addressing challenges emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it has had at a local level and on the wider health and social care system.
Applications for expressions of interest will open on 24 August 2020
Funding available for new COVID-19 Research Programme
The Health Foundation’s new COVID-19 Research Programme is now open for applications. Funding of between £100–£200k per project is available for projects seeking to understand the impact of COVID-19 in the UK. The programme’s two main areas of focus are services improvement in the health and social care system and health inequalities. Applications close in September 2020.
Publications, blogs and long reads
Living in poverty was bad for your health long before COVID-19
This long read looks at the link between health and income. It explores the nature of the economic shocks experienced in recent years, including those stemming from COVID-19, and the consequences these might have on people’s health. It then considers how we might use the current crisis to build a fairer and healthier society.
How has COVID-19 affected service delivery in GP practices that offered remote consultations before the pandemic?
This analysis looks at data from 51 GP practices using askmyGP for online consultation prior to March 2020. Practices familiar with conducting appointments remotely have demonstrated resilience by responding flexibly to variations in demand for care due to COVID-19, pointing to a benefit of using digital technology in general practice.
New report offers ethical framework and practical recommendations for COVID-19 testing for NHS workers
THIS Institute’s new report, Testing times: An ethical framework and practical recommendations for COVID-19 testing for NHS workers, shows that getting the COVID-19 swab testing programme for NHS workers right is crucial to support staff and patient safety and broader public health. The report offers an ethical framework for COVID-19 testing for NHS workers and includes practical recommendations to help guide good practice nationally and locally.
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