The Health Foundation podcast Interviews with experts and high-profile guests discussing the most important issues affecting the future of health and care for people in the UK
Our new podcast series looks at the most important issues affecting the future of health and care for people in the UK.
In each episode our chief executive Dr Jennifer Dixon interviews the leading minds in health and health care, and high-profile guests from politics and beyond, to get their views on the most topical issues and their implications for our health.
Each episode will be around 30mins in length and can be streamed or downloaded through your choice of the most popular platforms.
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Will the rising cost of living be paid for by our health? – with Dame Clare Moriarty and Bim Afolami MP
Episode 19. Will the rising cost of living be paid for by our health? And what more should government do to help?
Time to get tougher on the risk factors fraying our health? – with Professor Kevin Fenton and Richard Sloggett
Episode 18. Is it time to get much tougher on the risk factors? And will politics allow national government to do what it takes?
Tackling the drug problem in the UK and Portugal – with Dame Carol Black and Dr João Castel-Branco Goulão
Episode 17. Like many countries, the UK has a growing drug problem. The UK government's approach is to tackle drugs as a criminal justice matter focused on punishment, rather than a public health matt...
Episode 16. We often focus on government as the main agent to get things done – particularly when it comes to public health. But what about the role of business and investors in improving health?
Episode 15. In another year shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic, we explore some key health policy developments and look ahead to what 2022 might have in store.
Are we seeing the decline of general practice, or its rebirth? – with Professor Katherine Checkland, Dr Rebecca Fisher and Shaun Lintern
Episode 14. Even before the pandemic, rising workloads and workforce shortages had left many GPs dissatisfied and stressed. Then add a pandemic into the mix, with growing public frustration. Is this a...
Episode 13. Climate change is a global health emergency. What can we learn from how ‘green’ has gone up the agenda? And how might we apply useful lessons to getting further improvements in another com...
Episode 12. Being the chief executive of the NHS is one of the most challenging jobs in the country. How is the job doable?
Episode 11. Food is crucial to our health, but it is also driver of ill health, health inequalities, and damage to the environment. What can the government do to tackle these complex challenges?
Episode 10. In the UK, life expectancy is lowest in Glasgow. Why is this? And what can we all learn from longstanding efforts to improve health there?