Publications

Build Back Fairer: the COVID-19 Marmot Review

Read the new report, produced by the UCL Institute of Health Equity and commissioned by the Health Foundation as part of its COVID-19 impact inquiry, which investigates how the pandemic has affected health inequalities in England.

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Nursing shortages in key areas 

A new report from the Health Foundation’s REAL Centre finds that there have been significant falls in key areas of the NHS nursing workforce in England over the last 10 years, despite overall increases. The report authors raise concerns that the nursing shortfalls are likely to make recovering from the pandemic particularly challenging.

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Understanding the needs of those most clinically vulnerable to COVID-19

Analysis from the Networked Data Lab shows substantial variations in the proportion of people advised to shield in different areas of England. This analysis is the first in a series examining the evidence on those clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19.

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Events

A national measure of health: exploring the ONS Health Index

You’re invited to join us for this live webinar, hosted by the Health Foundation. At 13.00–14.00, Tuesday 19 January 2021, we will be joined by Dame Sally Davies and guests to find out more about the index, why it was commissioned, and how it can be used in practice. 

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Join us at the Rapid evaluation in health care conference 2021

Organised by the Health Foundation and the Nuffield Trust, in collaboration with RSET and BRACE, the conference will explore what good practice in a rapid, rigorous evaluation looks like, and how COVID-19 has changed the evaluation landscape.

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News

Managing obstetric emergencies during COVID-19

THIS Institute undertook a project to understand what good looks like for managing obstetric emergencies in women with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. A package of materials have been developed to support managing obstetric emergencies during COVID-19, including a new film plus an information sheet and infographic.

These resources will be of value for staff who are facing continued safety challenges when providing maternity care. They may have broader applicability to situations requiring rapid response in health care settings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Blogs and long reads

Non-COVID-19 NHS care during the pandemic

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had a major indirect impact on NHS services in England, from primary care to hospital treatment, resulting in disrupted care for thousands of patients. 

Our new analysis summarises the trends in activity from key NHS services in England during 2020, showing that the disruption caused by the pandemic will take many months, if not years, to be resolved.

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