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.

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

About 15 mins to read

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

Promises, promises: reflecting on past election pledges

Blog
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16 November 2019

Lucinda Allen considers what happens to manifesto pledges once the ballot papers have been counted.

Existing evidence shows that immigration makes a positive contribution to the UK health service

Press release
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14 November 2019

Health Foundation statement on the impact of immigration on the NHS

We need to be realistic – training new GPs takes time, services are already under immense strain and face rising demand

Press release
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9 November 2019

Health Foundation response to the Conservative party’s pledge to improve primary care access.

How are the political promises for health and social care stacking up?

Blog
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30 October 2019

Ahead of a general election, Jennifer Dixon looks at what the parties have pledged so far.

Policy recommendations for young people's future health

Article
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15 October 2019

Read about the nine expert organisations selected to provide a deep dive into seven key policy areas affecting young people's future health.

Care Quality Commission presents mixed picture of the state of care in England

Press release
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15 October 2019

Our response to the Care Quality Commission’s annual assessment of the state of health and social care in England.

Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s

Consultation response
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October 2019

Health Foundation response to the Cabinet Office and Department of Health and Social Care Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s consultation.

Big promises from Labour and Lib Dems, but little detail

Blog
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27 September 2019

With the Conservative party conference around the corner, and General Election anticipation at fever pitch, Ruth Thorlby dissects the social care proposals presented by the two main opposition parties...

New funding for diagnostic equipment falls considerably below what is needed

Press release
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27 September 2019

Health Foundation response to the Prime Minister’s announcement of funding for cancer screening.

How can research findings influence policy on health?

Newsletter feature
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26 September 2019

Stephen Aldridge on the ways that researchers and policymakers can work more closely together to influence policy on health.

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