Funding, news and events from November 2018

23 November 2018

Publications

1. New report on the health care needs of people with multiple conditions

Our new research highlights that nearly one in four people, an estimated 14.2 million people in England, are living with multiple conditions and this particularly affects those living in deprived areas. We argue that there is a need to improve care for these individuals across the NHS and other sectors, and set out six steps to achieve this. Read the report

2. The health care workforce in England: Make or break? 

The Health Foundation, together with The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust, have published a joint briefing that highlights critical shortages in the health care workforce and the challenge this poses to plans to improve the health service. Read the briefing

3. The nation’s health as an asset 

We believe health should be viewed as an asset to be invested in. In this briefing, we ask, what is the social and economic value of maintaining and improving people’s health? Read the briefing

4. Unfinished business: New report assessing progress in cancer care

On Tuesday 27 November 2018, the Health Foundation, in collaboration with Professor Sir Mike Richards, published a major report assessing progress in cancer care over the past twenty years. The report sets out recommendations to help bring up outcomes and survival rates in line with the rest of Europe. Read the report

Events

5. Webinar: System mapping as a tool for action 

We’re hosting a webinar for public health professionals on 4 December 2018 exploring how to use system mapping as a tool for action. Register now and join us to hear practical examples of how system mapping has helped people tackle complex public health challenges, from the UK and further afield. You’ll also learn how to start using these approaches and apply ‘system thinking’ in your own work in public health. Sign up to the webinar

News

6. Capturing healthy lives

This month we launched our joint photography commission with the Royal Society for Public Health, exploring the wider factors that shape our health. The images, captured by photographer Matt Writtle over the course of two months in his home town of Chesham, follow a number of people through their daily lives, with a particular focus on family, friends and community. Explore the photographs

7. How can businesses contribute to people’s health?

Good work is vital for people’s health and wellbeing. And businesses depend on healthy people, including employees, customers and suppliers, for their long-term success. We have worked with Blueprint for Better Business to produce a new guide exploring the ways in which businesses can have a positive impact on the health of society. Read the guide

Funding

8. GenerationQ leadership programme open for applications 

We're inviting senior leaders in the health service to apply for our part-time funded leadership development programme, GenerationQ. On the 18-month programme, GenerationQ Fellows achieve a postgraduate certificate in Leadership (Quality Improvement) from Ashridge Executive Education at Hult International Business School. The programme closes for applications on 14 January 2019. Find out more 

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