Long reads and data analysis Read the latest long reads and data analysis from the Health Foundation on health care improvement, sustainability, health policy, data analytics and population health

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Spending Review 2020: Managing uncertainty

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Our REAL Centre analysis explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health care spending, and what this means for the NHS long term plan.

Spending Review 2020

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In the face of daunting costs from the COVID-19 pandemic, our long read looks at what a 1-year Spending Review means for the NHS, social care and policies to improve health over the longer term.

Elective care in England

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This long read looks at what we know so far about the pandemic’s impact in 2020 on elective care in England.

Inequalities in health care for people with depression and/or anxiety

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People with depression and/or anxiety are more likely to have additional long-term conditions if they live in areas of higher socioeconomic deprivation. This long read highlights longstanding inequali...

NHS Test and Trace: the journey so far

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Launched at the end of May, NHS Test and Trace is not yet the ‘world-beating’ contact tracing programme we were promised. This long read examines the lessons of the journey so far.

Understanding and sustaining the health care service shifts accelerated by COVID-19

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COVID-19 has significantly changed the context in which the NHS operates. Here, we bring together insights into how these health care service shifts can be used to deliver sustainable change.

Generation COVID-19

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The pandemic has highlighted existing inequalities and new challenges for young people. Our analysis shows these touch on many different areas of life, from emotional wellbeing to housing, work and di...

How to interpret research on ethnicity and COVID-19 risk and outcomes: five key questions

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Knowing which studies on ethnicity and COVID-19 are robust can be difficult. Our long read explores five key questions to help you to evaluate research on ethnicity and COVID-19 risk and outcomes.

How might COVID-19 affect the number of GPs available to see patients in England?

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COVID-19 may affect the number of GPs able to consult with patients face-to-face. We explore this problem in terms of geography, socioeconomic deprivation, GP availability and the number of patients p...

Living in poverty was bad for your health long before COVID-19

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COVID-19 has thrown inequalities in health and society into sharper focus. Adam Tinson explores the link between health and income, and how we might use the current crisis to build a fairer and health...

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