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Data analysis

What has happened to non-COVID mortality during the pandemic?

Data analysis

Mortality across a host of non-COVID causes has changed, sometimes dramatically, during the past...

REAL Centre

Report

Nurses’ pay over the long term: what next?

November 2021
Report

We examine long-term trends in UK nurses' pay and ask whether the system for deciding nurses’ pay...

REAL Centre

Working paper

COVID-19 and the prison population

November 2021
Working paper

Produced as part of the Health Foundation's COVID-19 impact inquiry, this paper explores how the...

Thought paper

A radical new vision for social care

November 2021
Thought paper

Acclaimed author and social innovator Hilary Cottam asks what might it take to turn our current...

REAL Centre

Long read

Caring for older patients with complex needs

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Long read

How does the NHS in England compare with health care systems in 11 OECD countries?

Long read

Have integrated care programmes reduced emergency admissions?

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Long read

Evidence on the short- and long-term effect of integrated care programmes on emergency hospital use...

Long read

Going green: what do the public think about the NHS and climate change?

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Long read

What do the public think about climate change, health and the NHS net zero ambition, and why does...

Briefing

Assessing the impact of COVID-19 on the clinically extremely vulnerable population

October 2021
Briefing

We present analysis from the Networked Data Lab on the impact the pandemic has had on the clinically...

Long read

Agility: the missing ingredient for NHS productivity

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Long read

Which improvement approaches have the potential to increase productivity in the NHS? Tim Horton,...

Briefing

A whole-government approach to improving health

October 2021
Briefing

Concerted, holistic action needs to be taken to create the conditions that improve health. We set...

Report

Health and social care funding projections 2021

October 2021
Report

The REAL Centre sets out projections of the funding the NHS and social care system in England may...

REAL Centre

Analysis

The NHS Long Term Plan and COVID-19

September 2021
Analysis

Our assessment of progress against the main pledges in the NHS Long Term Plan and the impact of...

Quick guides

Essential information about key topics, drawing on Health Foundation projects and research.

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Long reads

Our long reads present research and analysis from our work in a new interactive format. You can read them online or download for later.

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Reports

Our latest reports present in-depth knowledge and ideas gained from our research, improvement programmes and other areas of work.

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Journal articles

Browse the latest research published in peer reviewed journals that has been funded by the Health Foundation.

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Collections of useful publications and resources

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