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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.

The NHS will not be able to restart all of its services at once and difficult decisions will have to be made

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9 July 2020

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

Latest NHS statistics show more is needed to ensure people with cancer get treatment they need

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11 June 2020

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

Today's figures show a seismic shift in the way people are using health services

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14 May 2020

Health Foundation response to NHS England performance statistics for April. 

Today's data show COVID-19 is having a dramatic impact on how people seek care

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9 April 2020

Health Foundation response to NHS England performance statistics for March. 

NHS staff survey highlights difficulty of achieving '50,000 more nurses' pledge

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18 February 2020

Health Foundation response to 2019 NHS Staff Survey. 

Worst January for people waiting longer than four hours in A&E

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13 February 2020

Health Foundation response to January 2020 NHS England performance statistics

Long overdue action on social care is needed

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9 January 2020

Health Foundation response to NHS England's monthly performance statistics for January 2020.

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