Webinar: How will the public mood shape care after the pandemic? 

Register now for our next event on 15 April. Co-hosted with Ipsos MORI, our panel will be looking at how public perceptions, expectations and priorities around the NHS and social care have changed over the course of the pandemic and what that might mean for the future of care. Register now.

Health Anchors Learning Network Annual Gathering 2021 

The Annual Gathering aims to bring together around 500 colleagues from health organisations, local authorities or other public agencies, voluntary and community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector with policymakers, senior managers and international experts. We will be creating opportunities to reflect on and learn about the pressing issues facing health and social care, and bridge the gap between evidence, action, policy and delivery. This year we will be meeting virtually. Find out more.

Blogs and long reads 

Networked Data Lab  

New analysis from the Networked Data Lab highlights a rapid reduction in hospital use following the introduction of shielding among those considered clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19. The system must assess the long-term health implications of interruption to care for this population and interrogate any barriers to access that can be addressed. Read the analysis.

Securing a positive health care technology legacy from COVID-19 

During the coronavirus pandemic, new and established technologies have been rolled out across the NHS at impressive speed. Informed by learning from the Health Foundation’s programmes and new polling, our long read highlights the need for technology implemented during the pandemic, to be developed and improved before being ‘locked in’. Explore the long read


1.5 million potential years of life lost to COVID-19 in the UK 

New analysis from the Health Foundation reveals the 'devastating' scale of loss in the pandemic, with UK response ‘falling short in key areas’. Read the news story.

Care home residents hard hit by reduced hospital care

Health Foundation research provides the first comprehensive and national analysis of all hospital care provided to care home residents during the first wave of the pandemic. Our findings appear to substantiate concerns that those in care homes were particularly hard hit by reductions in hospital services. Read the news story

Funding and partnerships

Artificial Intelligence and Racial and Ethnic Inequalities in Health and Care call 

This call supports research to advance AI and data-driven technologies in health in ways that better meet the needs of minority ethnic populations. The call is jointly funded by NHSX’s NHS AI Lab and the Health Foundation and enabled by the NIHR. Deadline for applications is 13.00 on Wednesday 21 April 2021. More about the call.

ITT: Learning support provider for the Economies for Healthier Lives programme 

We are seeking a supplier to work with us as a learning support provider on our new programme to improve health and reduce health inequalities through economic development strategies. Deadline for applications is Friday 30 April 2021. Find out more.

THIS Institute’s new fellowship programme 

Applications are now 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. More about the fellowships.

Florence Nightingale Award for Excellence in Healthcare Data Analytics  

The annual Florence Nightingale Award for Excellence in Healthcare Data Analytics 2021 (awarded jointly by the Health Foundation and the Royal Statistical Society) is open. It recognises applied health care and data analytics practitioners who have gone above and beyond in delivering innovative improvement for the health care system. Deadline for entries is 12 April 2021. Apply now

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