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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   

Government needs to address long-standing underinvestment as NHS backlog grows

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13 May 2021

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

Significant investment needed as waiting list for routine hospital care continues to grow

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15 April 2021

Health Foundation response to the publication of NHS England’s monthly performance statistics in April 2021.

Risk of embarking on another NHS reorganisation highlighted by latest figures

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11 February 2021

Health Foundation response to monthly NHS England performance statistics. 

Latest figures suggest the NHS is being tested to its very limits

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14 January 2021

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

Over 160,000 people now waiting longer than a year for routine hospital treatment

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10 December 2020

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

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