Blogs and long reads 

Gender divide: a post-COVID recovery must address pandemic inequalities  

The consequences of the pandemic have been vast and felt across society. However, it’s clear that women have faced particular challenges over the past year.  Read the blog

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

As part of our COVID-19 impact inquiry, Jo Bibby reflects on what our collective experiences over the past 12 months have taught us about the impact of the pandemic on the nation’s health. Read Jo's blog

News  

Why our perceptions of the NHS matter 

We commissioned the Policy Institute at King’s College London to survey public perceptions of the NHS in November 2020. Claudia Barclay and Charles Tallack from our REAL Centre share the findings and explore why countering misperceptions about the NHS is vital for good decision making. Explore the findings

New evidence hub: What drives health inequalities? 

Our What drives health inequalities? evidence hub brings together data, insights and analysis exploring how the circumstances in which we live shape our health. The evidence hub explores a range of topics including work, housing, transport and money and resources and highlights the trends and inequalities that we need to address to build a fairer, healthier society. Discover the evidence hub

New edition of the Quality improvement quick guide launched 

A new edition of our Quality improvement made simple quick guide has now launched with updates to reflect the changes that have taken place in quality improvement in the UK. It’s a must-read resource for those new to the field, or those wanting to be reminded of the key points. It will be especially useful to anyone thinking about how to re-start, re-design or develop new processes, pathways and services during COVID-19 and in its aftermath. Read the quick guide

The role of improvement during the response to COVID-19  

How did improvement tools, methods, approaches and mindsets support change during the pandemic? A new report shares insight from Q members and how we can build on the progress made.  Download the report

Funding 

THIS Institute’s new fellowship programme 

Applications are open for post-doctoral fellowships from UK universities nominating candidates who can contribute to research focused on improving health care. Application deadline is 11 May 2021. Find out more

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