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The NHS is struggling to tackle a growing backlog of care

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8 October 2020

Health Foundation response to NHS England's monthly performance statistics.

Vital that government supports NHS and social care to keep normal services running as winter approaches

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1 October 2020

Health Foundation response to the Health and Social Care Committee's report on delivering core NHS and care services during the pandemic and beyond.

Public confidence in using NHS returning but backlog still growing

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10 September 2020

Health Foundation response to NHS England's monthly performance statistics.

Public confidence in using NHS returning but concerns persist among groups worst affected by COVID-19

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10 September 2020

The Health Foundation releases new polling data with Ipsos MORI looking at the public’s attitudes on health and social care following COVID-19.

Public unclear on COVID-19 guidance as winter approaches

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6 September 2020

The Health Foundation releases new polling data with Ipsos MORI looking at the public’s attitudes towards the Government’s handling of COVID-19 .

Dismantling PHE in the midst of a pandemic carries serious risks

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24 August 2020

In a letter to the Sunday Telegraph, the Health Foundation, Nuffield Trust and The King's Fund say that dismantling Public Health England in the midst of a pandemic carries serious risks

The NHS is still nowhere close to business as usual following the first outbreak of COVID-19

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13 August 2020

Health Foundation response to NHS England's monthly performance statistics.

Over 700,000 patients served by GPs at high risk of COVID-19 could be left without access to face-to-face GP appointments

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6 August 2020

New Health Foundation research reveals that one in three GPs who singlehandedly manage a GP practice are at high risk of death from COVID-19.

NHS People Plan provides a stop-gap but leaves glaring omissions

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30 July 2020

Health Foundation response to the NHS People Plan 2020/21.

The government's strategy is likely to be a missed opportunity to address the root causes of obesity

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27 July 2020

The Health Foundation response to the government's new obesity strategy.

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