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Responding to COVID-19

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How the Health Foundation is supporting the UK's health and care system to deal with current...

1.5 million potential years of life lost to COVID-19 in the UK, with each life cut short by 10 years on average

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23 March 2021

New analysis from the Health Foundation reveals the ‘devastating’ scale of loss in the pandemic, with UK response ‘falling short in key areas’.

Latest data shows record levels of health inequality prior to the pandemic

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22 March 2021

Our response to the Office for National Statistics data on health state life expectancies by national deprivation deciles.

Public health grant allocations represent a 24% (£1bn) real terms cut compared to 2015/16

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16 March 2021

Health Foundation response to announcement of of the public health grant allocations for 2021–22.

Poll reveals positive experience of NHS tech during COVID, but public not yet sold on future use

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16 March 2021

New Health Foundation research highlights the need for technology implemented during the pandemic to be developed and improved before the government goes ahead with its ambition of ‘locking in’ new in...

The government must translate praise for NHS staff into practical support and investment to help them recover

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11 March 2021

Health Foundation response to the NHS Staff Survey 2020 and NHS England’s monthly performance statistics.

Research reveals scale of reduction in hospital treatment for care home residents and warns of backlog of pent-up demand for NHS care

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8 March 2021

The amount of hospital care received by those living in care homes in England rapidly declined in the first three months of the pandemic in 2020 

At the start of the pandemic, NHS earnings had fallen in real terms by over £600 per employee over the last decade

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5 March 2021

Health Foundation response to the government's evidence to the NHS review body of a proposed 1% pay rise for NHS staff.

New research shows the health care use of individuals with multiple conditions also depends on health of those they live with

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3 March 2021

Health Foundation research shows that the health and health care needs of people living in the same household are interconnected.

A budget for rescue but not recovery

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3 March 2021

Universal credit uplift and furlough extension welcome but public services underpinning recovery left perilously underfunded

Five projects selected to be part of new programme to help the social care sector respond to COVID-19 and its aftermath

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2 March 2021

Five projects have been selected to take part in a new programme, Strengthening Social Care Analytics, which aims to demonstrate how data analytics can be used to improve social care, in particular in...

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