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Latest figures suggest the NHS is being tested to its very limits

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14 January 2021

Health Foundation response to NHS England’s monthly performance statistics.

Over 160,000 people now waiting longer than a year for routine hospital treatment

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10 December 2020

Health Foundation response to NHS England’s monthly performance statistics.

Tracing positive COVID-19 cases and their contacts less successful in more deprived areas, new analysis reveals

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5 December 2020

New Health Foundation analysis reveals that tracing positive COVID-19 cases and their contacts is less successful in more deprived areas. 

Restoration of cancer referrals a positive milestone but backlog of routine care still a major concern

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12 November 2020

Health Foundation response to NHS England's monthly performance statistics.

‘Hidden backlog’ looms as NHS referrals for routine hospital care drop by a third

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11 November 2020

New analysis by the Health Foundation shows a hidden backlog of routine hospital care.

NHS Test and Trace turnaround times improving but over 131,000 contacts still not reached

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5 November 2020

Health Foundation response to weekly NHS Test and Trace (England) and coronavirus testing (UK) statistics.

Nineteen health care leaders from across Europe announced as fourth cohort of Sciana Network

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4 November 2020

Sciana: The Health Leaders Network announced 19 new members have joined its fourth cohort.

The NHS is struggling to tackle a growing backlog of care

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8 October 2020

Health Foundation response to NHS England's monthly performance statistics.

Vital that government supports NHS and social care to keep normal services running as winter approaches

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1 October 2020

Health Foundation response to the Health and Social Care Committee's report on delivering core NHS and care services during the pandemic and beyond.

Public confidence in using NHS returning but backlog still growing

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10 September 2020

Health Foundation response to NHS England's monthly performance statistics.

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