The Health Foundation podcast Interviews with experts and high-profile guests discussing the most important issues affecting the future of health and care for people in the UK

An image of a hospital, town, people riding bikes and an ambulance

Our new podcast series looks at the most important issues affecting the future of health and care for people in the UK.

In each episode our chief executive Dr Jennifer Dixon interviews the leading minds in health and health care, and high-profile guests from politics and beyond, to get their views on the most topical issues and their implications for our health.

Listen now

Each episode will be around 30mins in length and can be streamed or downloaded through your choice of the most popular platforms.

Enjoyed this episode?

You can subscribe to our podcast on your preferred platform to receive future episodes when they’re released. 

Help us improve the podcast

Please email us if you have any feedback about the podcast.

The most challenging job in the country: being chief executive of the NHS – with Sir Alan Langlands

28 September 2021

Episode 12. Being the chief executive of the NHS is one of the most challenging jobs in the country. How is the job doable?

We are what we eat: food, health and inequality – with Anna Taylor and Sarah Hickey

22 August 2021

Episode 11. Food is crucial to our health, but it is also driver of ill health, health inequalities, and damage to the environment. What can the government do to tackle these complex challenges?

Low life expectancy in Glasgow, and what to do about it

23 July 2021

Episode 10. In the UK, life expectancy is lowest in Glasgow. Why is this? And what can we all learn from longstanding efforts to improve health there?

Is it time for another Wanless Review?

22 June 2021

Episode 9. Given the pandemic, do we need another Wanless Review to assess the NHS's future funding needs?

Inside the teen mind: what’s happening to mental health?

22 May 2021

Episode 8. What changes in day-to-day life are affecting the mental health of today’s young people?

Wising up to levelling up

22 April 2021

Episode 7. Is levelling up a serious aspiration for the Government? And what strategy would be needed to reduce health inequalities?

President Biden’s uphill task on US health care

22 March 2021

Episode 6. What can the Biden administration accomplish on health and health care in the next four years?

Do we care enough?

22 February 2021

Episode 5. We all need care at some point in our lives – so why is care undervalued so often?

'Deaths of despair': a tale of two countries

22 January 2021

Episode 4. Why is life expectancy stalling more in the US and UK compared to other OECD countries?

After the COVID storm: where next for the NHS?

22 December 2020

Episode 3. What is the long-term path for the NHS when the emergency phase of COVID is over? 

Kjell-bubble-diagramArtboard 101 copy

Get social

Are you passionate about improving care? As our Programme Manager for the #NetworkedData Lab, you'll lead the devel…

Follow us on Twitter
Kjell-bubble-diagramArtboard 101

Work with us

We look for talented and passionate individuals as everyone at the Health Foundation has an important role to play.

View current vacancies
Artboard 101 copy 2

The Q community

Q is an initiative connecting people with improvement expertise across the UK.

Find out more