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

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9 December 2021

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

NAO delivers cold dose of reality for government’s NHS recovery plan

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1 December 2021

Health Foundation response to the NAO's report on the NHS backlog.

Pressures on the NHS are far from ‘sustainable’

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11 November 2021

Health Foundation response to the publication of NHS England's monthly performance statistics released November 11 2021.

NHS England statistics show hard work and dedication of NHS staff

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14 October 2021

Health Foundation response to the publication of NHS England's monthly performance statistics released 14 October 2021.

Pent up demand for care risks further inflating NHS backlog

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27 September 2021

New analysis shows that while the waiting list for hospital care continues to grow, so too does the number of ‘missing' patients who have not yet been added to the list.

Figures highlight difficult juggling act facing the NHS as COVID cases remain high

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12 August 2021

Health Foundation response to the publication of NHS England's monthly performance statistics released 12 August 2021.

Government claim of 'protective ring' around care homes not grounded in reality

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21 July 2021

Health Foundation response to the latest CQC data release on deaths in care homes.

Busiest month on record for A&E

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8 July 2021

Health Foundation response to the publication of NHS England's monthly performance statistics released 8 July 2021.

Health Foundation calls for investment and innovation as waiting list hits 5m for first time ever

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10 June 2021

Health Foundation response to the publication of NHS England's monthly performance statistics released 10 June 2021.

MPs highlight major gaps in the government’s reform agenda for the NHS and social care

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14 May 2021

Health Foundation response to the report by the Health and Social Care Select Committee on the Government's White Paper proposals for the reform of Health and Social Care   

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