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Health and social care funding to 2024/25

Analysis
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September 2021

New analysis from the Health Foundation’s REAL Centre sets out the scale of the challenge facing government if it wants to clear the backlog in NHS care over the course of this parliament and return h...

The future of the NHS hospital payment system in England

Briefing
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July 2021

The whole health service needs to recover well from COVID-19 and transform to meet the challenges of the post-pandemic environment. This briefing, produced with Frontier Economics, considers these cha...

The government’s levelling up agenda

Briefing
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July 2021

What does ‘levelling up’ mean, and why should health be centre stage in plans to do so?

Unequal pandemic, fairer recovery

Research report
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July 2021

A comprehensive review of the factors that affected the UK’s devastating COVID-19 death toll.

Switched on

Research report
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June 2021

Analysis exploring the opportunities for automation and AI in health care and the challenges of deploying them in practice.

The most expensive breakfast in history

Analysis
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June 2021

20 years on from the Wanless report, we look back on its origins, methodology, and impact, and highlight the learnings that can be applied to the pandemic recovery.

Adult social care and COVID-19 after the first wave: assessing the policy response in England

Briefing
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May 2021

Our analysis of the national government policy response for social care after the first wave of the pandemic.

Public perceptions of health and social care in light of COVID-19 (November 2020)

Report
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January 2021

Results from an Ipsos MORI survey commissioned by the Health Foundation between 13 and 24 November 2020.

Build Back Fairer: The COVID-19 Marmot Review

Report
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December 2020

A new report by the Institute of Health Equity, commissioned by the Health Foundation as part of its COVID-19 impact inquiry

Building the NHS nursing workforce in England

Report
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December 2020

The current shortfall of nurses represents a major long-term and growing problem for the NHS. This report examines recent trends and how these compare with the government's pledge for 50,000 extra nur...

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