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The government’s levelling up agenda

Briefing
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July 2021

What does ‘levelling up’ mean, and why should health be centre stage in plans to do so?

Unequal pandemic, fairer recovery

Research report
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July 2021

A comprehensive review of the factors that affected the UK’s devastating COVID-19 death toll.

Switched on

Research report
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June 2021

Analysis exploring the opportunities for automation and AI in health care and the challenges of deploying them in practice.

Adult social care and COVID-19 after the first wave: assessing the policy response in England

Briefing
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May 2021

Our analysis of the national government policy response for social care after the first wave of the pandemic.

Public perceptions of health and social care in light of COVID-19 (November 2020)

Report
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January 2021

Results from an Ipsos MORI survey commissioned by the Health Foundation between 13 and 24 November 2020.

Build Back Fairer: The COVID-19 Marmot Review

Report
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December 2020

A new report by the Institute of Health Equity, commissioned by the Health Foundation as part of its COVID-19 impact inquiry

Building the NHS nursing workforce in England

Report
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December 2020

The current shortfall of nurses represents a major long-term and growing problem for the NHS. This report examines recent trends and how these compare with the government's pledge for 50,000 extra nur...

Improving the nation’s health

Briefing
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November 2020

In light of COVID-19 and the government’s decision to abolish Public Health England (PHE), this briefing explores what needs to be put in place to make progress on the government’s commitments to impr...

The impact of Extensive Care Service and Enhanced Primary Care in Fylde Coast

Briefing
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November 2020

This briefing explores IAUs evidence on how multidisciplinary teams may increase emergency hospital activity at least in the short term.

Improving flow along care pathways

Learning report
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November 2020

Based on a report by RAND Europe and interviews with programme leads during the pandemic, this report highlights learnings from the UK-wide Flow Coaching Academy programme.

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