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Rapid Evaluation Conference 2024

This year’s conference will bring together representatives from the rapid evaluation community to explore the theme: Evidence-based decisions when budgets are tight: rapid evaluation and knowledge mobilisation. Register here

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Florence Nightingale Award for Excellence in Health and Care Analytics

This annual award celebrates UK practitioners working in health and care analytics who have informed improvements in patient care. Applications are open until midnight, Monday 29 April 2024. Read here


The importance of credible evidence

Charles Tallack argues for credibility and plausibility in messaging about tackling health inequalities. Read here

Virtual wards: no place like home?

Melissa Co looks at the challenges to evidence for virtual wards – and what can be done about them. Read here

Embracing the discomfort of the unknown: what we’re learning from our Tech for Better Care programme

Our Tech for Better Care programme manager Jenna Collins reflects on the mindset shift required to help teams innovate effectively, and announces plans for phase 2. Read here

Publications and long reads

New evidence on the impact of family, friends and community on health

Our latest updates to the Health Foundation Evidence Hub explore how family, friends and community impact our health. Explore here

Rethinking access to general practice: it’s not all about supply

We’re working with THIS Institute to build a more holistic understanding of the challenges patients face in accessing GP services. Read here

Health care funding in England

This analysis from the REAL Centre explores the latest health care funding figures for England, including how much funding has been committed, how it compares to historical levels and how it stacks up against what is needed to meet the pressures facing health services. Read here

The challenges and potential of intermediate care

The Networked Data Lab explain what intermediate care is and use national open data to examine the state of play for intermediate care services in England. Read here

Nursing locally, thinking globally: UK-registered nurses and their intentions to leave

A look at the number of overseas-trained nurses registered in the UK, and how many are considering leaving to work elsewhere. Read here


Two commissions on the future of the NHS – with Rachel Sylvester and Parveen Kumar

Episode 41 of the podcast explores what the future of the NHS might look like, beyond current pressures and squeezed public funds. Listen now

Our health: is it the economy, stupid? – with Torsten Bell and Diane Coyle

Episode 42 of the podcast explores what's happened to our economy and what it means for our health. Listen now


The Health Foundation responds to the Chancellor’s Spring Budget

Good health and a thriving economy are inexorably intertwined, explains Jennifer Dixon in our response to the budget. Read here

Glimmers of hope, but NHS staff morale still in a precarious state

Our response to the publication of the NHS staff survey. Read here

Despite progress, still a mountain to climb on waiting lists

Tim Gardner comments on the publication of the NHS monthly performance statistics. Read here

Health Foundation responds to new DWP data on health conditions for Universal Credit claimants

Health Foundation responds to new DWP data on health conditions for Universal Credit claimants. Read here

New analysis shows NHS budget squeezed by inflation and population growth

Health Foundation new analysis looks at health care funding in England. Read here

Health Foundation comment on NAO report on the NHS Long-Term Workforce Plan

Health Foundation comment on the National Audit Office’s (NAO) report on the NHS Long-Term Workforce Plan. Read here

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