The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic represents an unprecedented challenge to health and care services, bringing intense pressure and radical change to systems, organisations and to all of us as individuals.

As a foundation with a mission to improve health and health care, we are supporting individuals and organisations across the health and social care system to deal with current challenges, but also building the evidence needed to understand longer term implications on the nation's health.


COVID-19 chart series

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has delivered a profound shock to the UK. We'll be exploring...


COVID-19 policy tracker

A timeline of national policy and health system responses to COVID-19 in England.


Analytical collaboration for COVID-19

Working in collaboration with Nuffield Trust, The King’s Fund, the Strategy Unit and Imperial...


Early insight into the impacts of COVID-19 on care for people with long-term conditions

21 May 2020

The Health Foundation has supported an online YouGov survey, designed by the Resolution Foundation,...


Understanding excess mortality

International comparisons of COVID-19 deaths can be misleading. We explore some of the ways of...

Media responses

Press release

Care homes in London and the North worse hit by COVID-19 than other areas of England

26 May 2020

New Health Foundation analysis shows extent of regional variations in care home deaths.

Press release

Government must now avoid political distraction and protect social care as a priority

26 May 2020

Health Foundation response to ONS weekly deaths in England and Wales.

Press release

COVID-19 could have worrying ramifications for young people’s longer-term health outcomes

19 May 2020

Health Foundation response to Resolution Foundation findings that younger workers are more likely to...

Press release

ONS data suggests government action on social care came too late to stem avoidable loss of life

19 May 2020

Health Foundation response to ONS weekly deaths in England and Wales 

Press release

Care home deaths from COVID-19 over 50% higher than previously estimated

15 May 2020

Previous figures have significantly underestimated the extent of COVID-19-related deaths among...

Supporting improvement on the front line


Think yourself into a new way of acting

11 May 2020

Will Warburton calls for innovative approaches to understand, assess, learn from and sustain the...

Newsletter blog

COVID-19: our improvement support offer to health and care 

30 March 2020

Will Warburton sets out how we will provide practical support and actionable insights to support...

Newsletter feature

Using virtual consultations in the fight against COVID-19

30 March 2020

We spoke to Professor Greenhalgh about the rapid implementation of virtual consultations in response...


Video consultations: how to set them up well, fast?

Watch our webinar with Professor Trish Greenhalgh and see our resources on running successful video...

Newsletter feature

Three projects that have successfully spread virtual consultations

30 March 2020

We shine a spotlight on three of our improvement projects that are playing a key role in rolling out...

Information for grant holders


Guidance on the impact of COVID-19 on funding support from the Health Foundation

27 March 2020

We recognise that many of the individuals and organisations we support through our funding are...

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