Policy

We aim to ensure that policy development is informed by impartial analysis and evidence

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Effective policymaking should always be informed by the reality of frontline service delivery. We use what we know works on the ground to inform effective policymaking and vice versa.

Our recent work and content on this topic is listed below.
 

The art of the possible: The role of the NHS in improving health

Blog
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26 March 2019

Dominique Allwood outlines four ways we think the NHS can make a positive difference on health and wellbeing.

Labour market change and the international mobility of health workers

Working paper
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March 2019

This working paper explores the migration and mobility of health workers. It summarises the international health care labour market, and discussess policy options to respond to a growing need for heal...

A pragmatic plan, but can the NHS make it happen?

Newsletter feature
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27 February 2019

Hugh Alderwick explores what the plan covers, and what this really means for the future of the NHS.

The nation's health as an asset

Briefing
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November 2018

A briefing that asks: what is the social and economic value of maintaining and improving people's health?

Sustainable Development Goals: Is enough happening to keep us healthy?

Blog
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11 July 2018

Meeting the Sustainable Development Goal targets on health will require efforts well beyond the health care system. Is enough happening to keep us healthy in the UK? Emma Spencelayh explores.

NHS at 70: Public perceptions

Analysis
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June 2018

Poll conducted for the Health Foundation in partnership with The King’s Fund, Nuffield Trust and the Institute for Fiscal Studies to mark the 70th Anniversary of the NHS.

Accelerating improvement in the NHS

Blog
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27 June 2018

Our recent joint report with the Institute for Fiscal Studies projects the NHS will need 4% annual real growth over the next five years to stay as is, and nearer 5% to modernise given the backlog from...

Government should do more to improve the public’s health

Press release
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27 June 2018

New briefing looks at whether the NHS is currently meeting public expectations and who is responsible for keeping us healthy.

NHS at 70: Are we expecting too much from the NHS?

Briefing
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June 2018

The fourth of five briefings to inform and encourage a national conversation about the past, present, and future of the NHS.

NHS receives mixed scorecard in major analysis of international health systems

Press release
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25 June 2018

New report looks at three aspects of what constitutes a good health care system in the UK compared to 18 similar developed countries, including France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the USA.

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