Webinar: A healthy recovery: Acting on findings from the COVID-19 impact inquiry 

6 July 2021, 12:00–13:15 
Launched in October 2020, the COVID-19 impact inquiry has been carefully exploring the pandemic’s broad impact on health and what this means for improving health and reducing health inequalities in the UK – now and in the future. Join us on 6 July 2021 as we launch our final report. We'll discuss the key issues – the impact of the pandemic and what needs to be done in recovery to create a healthier, fairer society. Register now

Webinar: NHS reform – what do the proposals mean for general practice? 

15 July 2021, 19.30–20.30 
In February, the UK government published a White Paper on Health and Care, setting out plans for new NHS reforms. General practice barely got a mention in the White Paper, but the proposed reforms will likely have a major impact on primary care. Why and how should primary care engage with NHS reform? Find out more


Blogs and long reads 

Mind the gaps: adult social care workforce policy during the pandemic 

Has national support for adult social care staff in England during the pandemic been adequate? Lucinda Allen explores what was missing in central government policy and what must come next. Read Lucinda’s blog 

The importance of emotional support for young people's health and wellbeing 

Better understanding is needed of the role that emotional support from families plays in young people’s development. Lucy Brinkley sets the scene for our forthcoming research call. Read Lucy’s blog 



Revisiting the Wanless review 20 years on 

20 years ago, HM Treasury commissioned a review of NHS funding to examine likely future funding needs of the NHS. Written by Nick Timmins, our report looks back on the  Wanless review, explores its origins and impact, and highlights lessons for the future as we recover from COVID-19. Download the report

Patients and machines: does technology help or hinder empathy and person-centred care?  

Our analysis, based on public polling, explores empathy and person-centredness in the context of technology and AI in health care. Where should the boundaries lie between humans and machines? Read the analysis 

Open for applications: Sciana: The Health Leaders Network  

The Sciana network brings together outstanding leaders in health and health care policy and innovation who share a strong commitment to shaping the future of health and care. It provides members with the space and time to share learning and take inspiration from an international context. Apply to join the fifth Sciana cohort

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