Long reads and data analysis Read the latest long reads and data analysis from the Health Foundation on health care improvement, sustainability, health policy, data analytics and population health

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Unemployment and mental health

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Analysis from our healthy lives team shows it’s vital for policymakers to act upstream in tackling unemployment and mental health together as part of the nation’s COVID-19 recovery.

One year on: Three myths about COVID-19 that the data proved wrong

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Three charts measuring 'years of life lost' that disprove three ‘myths’ that were prevalent at the start of the pandemic.

Securing a positive health care technology legacy from COVID-19

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During the pandemic, the NHS has rolled out technologies at impressive speed. But what will need revisiting after the pandemic's emergency phase is over? We draw on learning from Health Foundation pro...

How transport offers a route to better health

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Transport affects the health of people across society, in multiple ways. Investing in transport is one way we can help address widening health inequalities and regional disparities in public health.

How can policymakers plan better for the long term?

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COVID-19 has illustrated why policymakers must prepare better for uncertainty. This long read explores what long-term planning means, how it could be improved and why the recovery provides a unique op...

Anchors in a storm

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COVID-19 has galvanised many institutions, including the NHS, into more purposefully influencing local social and economic conditions. Here we identify nine lessons from conversations with anchor lead...

Social care funding gap

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Our estimates of what it would cost to stabilise and improve adult social care in England.

NHS reform

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Given plans for significant changes to NHS structures and legislation, our long read sets out five key questions the proposals raise about the future of primary care networks in England.

Better housing is crucial for our health and the COVID-19 recovery

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Housing problems such as overcrowding, poor quality and unaffordable homes are a threat to health. Improving housing’s impact on health will help COVID-19 recovery and offer opportunities to address o...

The COVID-19 vaccine: who gets it first?

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The COVID-19 vaccination campaign hopefully marks the beginning of the end of the pandemic. But given vaccines will be in short supply for months, what decisions has government made about who to vacci...

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