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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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...

Spending Review 2020: Managing uncertainty

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Our REAL Centre analysis explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health care spending, and what this means for the NHS long term plan.

Spending Review 2020

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In the face of daunting costs from the COVID-19 pandemic, our long read looks at what a 1-year Spending Review means for the NHS, social care and policies to improve health over the longer term.

Elective care in England

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This long read looks at what we know so far about the pandemic’s impact in 2020 on elective care in England.

Inequalities in health care for people with depression and/or anxiety

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People with depression and/or anxiety are more likely to have additional long-term conditions if they live in areas of higher socioeconomic deprivation. This long read highlights longstanding inequali...

NHS Test and Trace: the journey so far

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Launched at the end of May, NHS Test and Trace is not yet the ‘world-beating’ contact tracing programme we were promised. This long read examines the lessons of the journey so far.

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