Health and care policy analysis The latest publications, briefings and blogs about health and social care policy and strategy


We regularly publish insights and analysis relating to policy and performance in health and social care in the UK, as well as comparisons with other international health systems.

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Learning from lockdown

Long read

COVID-19 and the response have touched every part of society. But as the UK edges out of lockdown, we ask which parts of our response to the pandemic are worth keeping hold of?

Five things we learnt from our polling on public perceptions during COVID-19

24 June 2020

What are the five things we've learnt so far from a Ipsos MORI polling (commissioned by the Health Foundation) carried out between 1–10 May.

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. 

Public perceptions of health and social care in light of COVID-19

June 2020

Results from an Ipsos MORI survey commissioned by the Health Foundation.

Visits to A&E departments in England in April 2020 fell by 57% compared to last year

15 May 2020

NHS England data show coronavirus has had a seismic impact on how people are using health services

Looking at the evidence on the immigration health surcharge

6 May 2020

Lucinda Allen looks into the immigration health surcharge and argues any government review should look at the policy in its entirety.

How might COVID-19 have affected people’s ability to see their GP?

1 May 2020

The data suggest that some face to face GP appointments may have been replaced by virtual consultations in March 2020.  

COVID-19: Five dimensions of impact

29 April 2020

Over the next few weeks the Health Foundation will be publishing a series of charts, attempting to describe the different dimensions of COVID-19's impact.

Building castles on sand: reforming primary care

12 March 2020

Rebecca Fisher looks at what the 2019 Commonwealth Fund Survey tells us about primary care reform in the UK and how GPs view their roles.

How far will integrated health and care systems go in preventing disease?

11 March 2020

Adam Briggs explores how the 2019 5-year strategic plans for ICSs and STPs will provide an early insight into how seriously the NHS in England takes its role in preventing disease.

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