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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.

Today's figures show safety net of NHS at risk of breaking down

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13 December 2019

Health Foundation response to NHS England monthly performance statistics for December 2019.

Today’s figures highlight that the NHS in England is desperately struggling to stay afloat

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14 November 2019

Health Foundation response to NHS England performance statistics

We need to be realistic – training new GPs takes time, services are already under immense strain and face rising demand

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9 November 2019

Health Foundation response to the Conservative party’s pledge to improve primary care access.

Care Quality Commission presents mixed picture of the state of care in England

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15 October 2019

Our response to the Care Quality Commission’s annual assessment of the state of health and social care in England.

NHS facing uphill battle

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10 October 2019

Health Foundation response to NHS England monthly statistics for August and September 2019.

New funding for diagnostic equipment falls considerably below what is needed

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27 September 2019

Health Foundation response to the Prime Minister’s announcement of funding for cancer screening.

Health and care services face a perfect storm of pressures in the coming months

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12 September 2019

Health Foundation response to NHS England monthly performance stats for September.

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