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Our most recent blogs

Good health: vital for levelling up

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29 July 2021

Jo Bibby considers the weight of expectation now attached to the term ‘levelling up’, and puts this in the context of our latest research into health inequalities and the ongoing impact of the pandemi...

After the pandemic: recovery and reform

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26 July 2021

What challenges do the NHS and social care system face over the long term? Charles Tallack rounds up recent evidence from the REAL Centre.

The challenges in Sajid Javid’s in-tray as health secretary

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8 July 2021

What should Sajid Javid’s priorities be as new secretary of state for health and social care? Jennifer Dixon unpicks the challenges ahead.

An investment in people is an investment in health

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6 July 2021

The COVID-19 impact inquiry shows the extent of the pandemic’s unequal repercussions, writes Jo Bibby.

A wealth of work supporting recovery and resilience

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29 June 2021

Dr Jennifer Dixon takes a broad look at what will be needed to improve health, support NHS recovery and boost resilience to future health emergencies.

Mind the gaps: adult social care workforce policy during the pandemic

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17 June 2021

Has national support for adult social care staff in England during the pandemic been adequate? Lucinda Allen looks at what was missing.

The importance of emotional support for young people's health and wellbeing

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15 June 2021

Better understanding is needed of the role that emotional support from families plays in young people’s development. Lucy Brinkley sets the scene for our forthcoming research call.

What have we learned from a year of NHS Test and Trace?

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3 June 2021

What’s next for NHS Test and Trace? The Health Foundation’s policy team reflect on a year of tracking its evolution.

How are generation COVID-19 experiencing the pandemic?

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27 May 2021

The COVID-19 impact inquiry team round up emerging evidence of how the pandemic has affected young people’s education, work and social connections.

Weathering the storm? The pandemic’s impact on young people’s wellbeing

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27 May 2021

Martina Kane looks how the pandemic has affected young people’s mental health, and what society can do to help.

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