Long reads Read the latest long reads from the Health Foundation on health care improvement, sustainability, health policy, data analytics and population health


Our long reads present research and analysis from areas of work in an interactive format. You can read them online or download for later.

Harnessing data and technology for public health: five challenges

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This long read sets out five challenges that the government needs to address if it is to harness the full potential of data and technology, and offers a suggestion to help address each.

A health index for England: opportunities and challenges

Long read

This long read explores the government’s proposal to place health as a core measure of government success by creating a national health index for England. We consider how a national measure of health ...

Where does the 2019 Spending Round leave health and social care, and the nation’s health prospects?

Long read

The Chancellor stated that the 2019 Spending Round ‘turned the page on austerity’. But is the new spending enough?

What should be done to fix the crisis in social care?

Long read

Five messages for government about priorities and options for social care reform in England.

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