The NHS Long Term Plan and COVID-19

Our report assesses progress on the main pledges in the NHS Long Term Plan and the impact of COVID-19 on their delivery.

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How can the government do things differently to build back better?

We look at why cross-government action is vital to addressing health inequalities.

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Universal Credit cut will hit areas with the worst health hardest

Cut likely to widen inequality in health and wellbeing and runs counter to government’s commitment to levelling up health.

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Evidence hub: What drives health inequalities?

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Data and insight highlighting how the circumstances in which we live shape our opportunities for...

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COVID-19 impact inquiry

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This UK-wide inquiry explored the relationship between the pandemic and people's health and health...

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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...

Analysis

Health and social care funding to 2024/25

September 2021
Analysis

New analysis from the Health Foundation’s REAL Centre sets out the scale of the challenge facing...

REAL Centre

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Tackling health inequalities: how the government can do things differently to build back better

15 September 2021
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Is now a golden opportunity to truly improve cross-government working? Gwen Nightingale and...

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Green shoots: creating the conditions for health care innovation to flourish

14 September 2021
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How will the four new Adopting Innovation hubs cultivate the optimal environment for change to be...

Press release

Universal Credit cut will hit areas with the worst health hardest

10 September 2021
Press release

Health Foundation response to the end of the £20 universal credit uplift.

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What will the end of the Universal Credit uplift mean for areas of poor health?

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The end of the £20 increase to Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit in October 2021 has the...

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To bounce back from COVID-19 the NHS needs investment, not reform

9 September 2021
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Investment has been announced this week for the NHS, as well as extra funds and a reform plan for...

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...

Press release

Social care cap a bold step forward but funding won't ‘fix’ social care or tackle the NHS backlog

7 September 2021
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Health Foundation response to the funding announcement for adult social care and the NHS.

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This is only the first instalment of funding needed to put the NHS on the road to recovery

6 September 2021
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Health Foundation response to the Department of Health and Social Care announcement of an extra...

Analysis

Health and social care funding to 2024/25

September 2021
Analysis

New analysis from the Health Foundation’s REAL Centre sets out the scale of the challenge facing...

REAL Centre

Press release

Almost £17bn needed to clear backlog and treat expected rise in patients needing NHS hospital care

6 September 2021
Press release

New analysis from the Health Foundation’s REAL Centre sets out the scale of the challenge facing...

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Welcome recognition that we must support people to live healthier lives

3 September 2021
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Health Foundation response to the Department for Health and Social Care’s announcement of the Office...

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What will it cost to get the NHS and social care on the road to recovery?

2 September 2021
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REAL Centre economists estimate the levels of funding required to enable health and care services to...

REAL Centre

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