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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

NHS Providers annual conference and exhibition 2023

The Health Foundation will be exhibiting (stand 34) at the NHS Providers annual conference on 14–15 November 2023. If you’re in attendance please come by to pick up some publications or talk to colleagues about our work. Read more here

Current opportunities

Invitation to tender: Research partner for investor action

We are looking for a research partner to review the evidence on mechanisms to influence investor action and support good health. Apply by Thursday 16 November 2023

Invitation to tender: Cost of digitising the NHS and social care

We are looking to appoint a supplier (or consortium) to develop an estimate of the capital and revenue costs required to achieve digitisation within health and social care. Apply by Monday 30 October 2023

The MJ Achievement Awards 2024

The Health Foundation has designed and sponsored an award for The MJ Achievement Awards 2024: ‘A whole-team approach to tackling health inequalities’. The award invites entries from local authorities taking innovative approaches to improve health and reduce inequalities. Apply by 26 January 2024


What should be at the top of the political agenda for health and care?

Our chief executive muses on what big health issues the political parties might be thinking about as they pull together their manifestos. Read here

What one research synthesis tells us is missing from the NHS workforce plan

Justine Karpusheff revisits a review exploring what factors affect staff retention in adult mental health services, highlighting important omissions from the NHS workforce plan. Read here

Social care workforce crisis: how did we get here and where do we go next?

Lucinda Allen and Nihar Shembavnekar look at the dire state of the adult social care workforce in England. Read here

Publications and long reads

Revenue, capital, prevention: a new public spending framework for the future

This briefing, published in collaboration with Demos, calls for the creation of a new category within government expenditure – Preventative Departmental Expenditure Limits (PDEL). This would classify and ringfence preventative investment, in order to inject long-termism into public spending. Read here

A rising State Pension age will leave people who are out of work due to ill health at greater risk of poverty and worsening health

This long chart looks at the effects of increases to State Pension age, especially for people with ill health, without work and approaching State Pension age. Read here

Addressing the leading risk factors for ill health – a framework for local government action

Tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy food are the three leading causes of preventable death and ill health in England. This briefing sets out a framework to support local authorities to take ambitious population-level action. Read here

Key priorities to address barriers to work for people in ill health

Our briefing highlights actions government and employers can take to reduce the barriers to work for people in ill health. Read here

Evaluation of the Health Anchors Learning Network

We have now published the evaluation report and key findings from the Health Anchors Learning Network. Read here


What do the main political parties really have in store for health? – with Rachel Wolf and Stephen Bush

A general election is expected in 2024 and no party can ignore the NHS − but what do they plan to do on health? Episode 37 of our podcast explores this in detail. Listen here


Voters send unequivocal message to increase funding for the NHS

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

Health Foundation responds to the Prime Minister’s announcement of smoke-free measures

The Health Foundation welcomes the Prime Minister's announcement to raise the age of tobacco sales. Read here

Rise in State Pension age leaves thousands at risk of poverty

The Health Foundation releases new analysis on increasing the State Pension age in the UK. Read here

Supporting Children in Need's mental health initiative and 'A Million & Me' legacy award

For World Mental Health Day 2023 we're supporting the BBC Children in Need's mental health initiative and 'A Million & Me' legacy award. Read here

Health Foundation response to Skills for Care report

The Health Foundation responds to Skills for Care's annual State of the Adult Social Care Sector and Workforce in England. Read here

Political pledges on the NHS need to be backed with long-term solutions

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

Unsustainable pressures on health and care services risk exacerbating inequalities

Health Foundation response to the Care Quality Commission’s State of Care report and the Adult Social Care Activity and Finance Report. Read here

Five principles for developing shared improvement approaches

As part of the Health Foundation’s partnership with Q and NHS Confederation we have collaboratively developed five principles for working across local systems to develop shared improvement approaches. Read here

New how-to guide for engaging staff well in major change

The Q Team’s new how-to guide – developed in collaboration with Thiscovery – is designed to support anyone responsible for understanding, measuring, and improving major change across health and care. It includes 10 principles that underpin how you engage staff well in change, and flexible tools that you can use in change projects you’re delivering. Read here

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