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Use of primary care during the COVID-19 pandemic: May 2021 update

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on primary care. Our updated analysis explores activity up to the end of January 2021, using patient-level data to match activity to patients by age, region, ethnicity and pre-existing conditions.

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The Health Foundation’s REAL Centre (Research and Economic Analysis for the Long term) provides independent analysis and research to support better long-term decision making in health and social care.

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Analysis

The most expensive breakfast in history

June 2021
Analysis

20 years on from the Wanless report, we look back on its origins, methodology, and impact, and...

Blog

What action is required to make NHS workforce shortages a thing of the past?

13 May 2021
Blog

What is needed to overcome short-termism in workforce planning for the NHS and social care? Anita...

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Blog

If not now, when? The long overdue promise of social care reform

10 May 2021
Blog

Despite government promising to 'fix the crisis in social care once and for all', no plan to reform...

Blog

Why our perceptions of the NHS matter

1 April 2021
Blog

Claudia Barclay and Charles Tallack explore why countering misperceptions about the NHS is vital to...

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Data analysis

One year on: Three myths about COVID-19 that the data proved wrong

Data analysis

Three charts measuring 'years of life lost' that disprove three ‘myths’ that were prevalent at the...

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Blog

What might COVID-19 mean for England’s nurse supply?

15 March 2021
Blog

What are the long-term challenges for nurse retention and recruitment following the pandemic? Nihar...

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Working paper

Nurse supply model: exploring the impact of COVID-19

March 2021
Working paper

This working paper explores the potential impact of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic on the...

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Blog

Sunak was silent on social care when action is needed now

10 March 2021
Blog

The Budget continued a pattern of minimal short-term social care funding and nothing about longer...

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