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Strengthening social care analytics during the pandemic and beyond

5 May 2020

Adam Steventon, Sarah Deeny and Ellen Coughlan explore how we can support better data analytics for...

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How better health and care data can support the fight against COVID-19

30 April 2020

Data is telling a horrifying story about the toll that the pandemic is taking. It’s also playing a...


Untapped potential: Investing in health and care data analytics

May 2019

More investment is needed in skilled analysts to unlock the full potential of NHS data to benefit...

Our latest blogs and publications

Adult social care and COVID-19: Assessing the impact on social care users and staff in England so far

July 2020

Our analysis on the scale of the impact of COVID-19 on social care in England during the first phase of the pandemic

Digital and data-driven innovation: supporting it to thrive

24 July 2020

Arne Wolters explores how digital and data-driven innovation can be used in ways that maximise the benefits to everyone’s health and care.

Meet the network of data experts looking to solve the UK’s most pressing health and care challenges

Press release
23 July 2020

The Health Foundation has today announced that five partner organisations have joined its Networked Data Lab.

Using data to tackle COVID-19: what we’ve learned at the Network Data Lab

23 July 2020

Since October 2019, the Networked Data Lab programme team has been working to select local health and care system partners from across the UK. Here, we draw three main lessons from what we've learned ...

How has COVID-19 affected service delivery in GP practices that offered remote consultations before the pandemic?

16 July 2020

The digital-first primary care goal set out in the NHS Long Term Plan has been thrown into the spotlight during COVID-19. We examine early results from 51 GP practices using askmyGP to explore how pri...

Strengthening social care analytics in the wake of COVID-19: initial findings

2 July 2020

The Health Foundation and Future Care Capital have teamed up to explore the key data challenges the social care sector is facing in the post-COVID-19 era.

How has NHS 111 shaped public demand for the NHS in England during the pandemic?

19 June 2020

Emma Vestesson and Tim Gardner look at what recent changes in patient interaction with NHS services in England tell us. 

Three tests for the COVID-19 contact tracing app

29 May 2020

Adam Steventon sets out three key tests for the government's contact tracing app.

Do all care home residents face an equal risk of dying from COVID-19?

27 May 2020

Care homes have been on the front line of the COVID-19 outbreak, but why have some areas of the country been harder hit than others?

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

Press release
26 May 2020

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

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