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Our most recent blogs

What might long COVID mean for the nation’s health?

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1 April 2021

The COVID-19 impact inquiry team summarise emerging evidence on the effects of long COVID for individuals and wider society.

Why our perceptions of the NHS matter

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1 April 2021

Claudia Barclay and Charles Tallack explore why countering misperceptions about the NHS is vital to good decision making.

The restructure of public health must not weaken our climate change response

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30 March 2021

How can the government ensure that the new public health system is fit to respond to the growing threat of climate change? Genevieve Cameron and Anya Göpfert reflect on what is needed.

Rescue to recovery: why we must keep looking ahead

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25 March 2021

‘In the middle of a global pandemic it has sometimes felt strange to be thinking long term’, reflects Anita Charlesworth. But that’s what our new REAL Centre is here to do. She explains why that’s so ...

1 year on since lockdown began – our lives have changed but what lessons have we learned?

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23 March 2021

Jo Bibby takes stock of the past year of the pandemic, reflecting on how our recovery must draw on diverse evidence to build back fairer.

What might COVID-19 mean for England’s nurse supply?

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15 March 2021

What are the long-term challenges for nurse retention and recruitment following the pandemic? Nihar Shembavnekar and Emma Woodham summarise recent research.

How can we lead longer healthier lives? Primary prevention research matters

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10 March 2021

Liz Cairncross reflects on the value of investing in research to prevent ill health, following a recent report from the Medical Research Council about primary prevention research in the UK.

Sunak was silent on social care when action is needed now

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10 March 2021

The Budget continued a pattern of minimal short-term social care funding and nothing about longer term reform, write Lucinda Allen and Charles Tallack.

Emerging evidence on health inequalities and COVID-19: March 2021

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8 March 2021

The COVID-19 impact inquiry team look at emerging evidence of the pandemic's impact on women and key workers, as well as the wider implications for people’s mental health and health inequalities.

The Chancellor’s squeeze on public spending signals a long and deep period of austerity

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8 March 2021

While the Chancellor is spending big on the rescue phase of COVID-19, the Budget was silent on how to recover health and social care after the pandemic writes Anita Charlesworth.

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