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.

That was the year that was: health policy in 2021 – with Lord Victor Adebowale and Hugh Alderwick

18 December 2021

Episode 15. In another year shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic, we explore some key health policy developments and look ahead to what 2022 might have in store.

Health Foundation highlights need for a credible and realistic strategy to bring NHS waiting lists down

Press release
9 December 2021

Our response to the publication of NHS England and Improvement's monthly performance statistics. 

Social care COVID-19 deaths highlight need for government to go further on funding and reform

Press release
2 December 2021

Health Foundation response to Office for National Statistics data on deaths in the care sector in England and Wales in 2020.

Briefing on the Health and Care Bill: House of Lords Second Reading

Consultation response
December 2021

Our briefing for the House of Lords on the Health and Care Bill 2021/22.

New vision for social care will feel like hollow words without the money to deliver it

Press release
1 December 2021

Health Foundation response to publication of the Government’s adult social care reform white paper.

Thoughts on the Spending Review

Newsletter feature
25 November 2021

Exploring what the government’s recent Spending Review and related funding announcements mean for the NHS, social care and public health.  

Are we seeing the decline of general practice, or its rebirth? – with Professor Katherine Checkland, Dr Rebecca Fisher and Shaun Lintern

19 November 2021

Episode 14. Even before the pandemic, rising workloads and workforce shortages had left many GPs dissatisfied and stressed. Then add a pandemic into the mix, with growing public frustration. Is this a...

Webinar: What does the Spending Review mean for the NHS, social care and public health?

Thursday 18 November 2021, 12.00-13.15

This webinar will explore what the Spending Review and the future funding picture means for the NHS, social care, and public health. Our expert panel will identify the challenges and discuss how we ca...

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Which is most important for good mental health: paid work, avoiding poverty or money itself?

17 November 2021

Researchers from the University of Glasgow use longitudinal data to study the relationship between changes in employment, income, poverty and mental health.

Staff vacancies highlight urgent need for NHS workforce strategy and amendment to Health and Care Bill

Press release
15 November 2021

Health Foundation response to the RCP Consultant Census 2021 and the proposed amendment to the Health and Care Bill by Jeremy Hunt MP.

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