Leadership A focus for us is on supporting those in leadership roles to lead and deliver better health and health care

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Our recent work and content on this topic is listed below.

An anchor approach to sustainability

10 November 2021

Drawing on findings from the Health Anchors Learning Network, Jenna Collins explores how the NHS can help combat climate change through its role as an anchor institution.

The challenge of going green: creating a more sustainable Health Foundation

19 October 2021

As a funder, investor and a workplace, environmental sustainability should be a 'green thread' running through all Health Foundation activities. Tom Hardie describes our organisational approach to cli...

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?

The NHS has a new chief executive – what does this mean for England’s health care?

12 August 2021

Amanda Pritchard has a vast in-tray as she takes over from Simon Stevens. But with experience and good management skills, she can get a lot done, writes Jennifer Dixon.

Decades of insider experience of the NHS will be crucial for the work ahead

Press release
28 July 2021

Health Foundation response to the announcement of Amanda Pritchard as the new Chief Executive of NHS England and NHS Improvement.

The challenges in Sajid Javid’s in-tray as health secretary

8 July 2021

What should Sajid Javid’s priorities be as new secretary of state for health and social care? Jennifer Dixon unpicks the challenges ahead.

Delivering organisation-wide improvement: why playing the long game matters

25 May 2021

Bryan Jones reflects on the importance of taking a long-term approach to organisation-wide improvement and outlines a new NHS Providers project to support this.

The restructure of public health must not weaken our climate change response

30 March 2021

How can the government ensure that the new public health system is fit to respond to the growing threat of climate change? Genevieve Cameron and Anya Göpfert reflect on what is needed.

ESRC and Health Foundation to put evidence into practice in new adult social care centre

Press release
24 March 2021

A brand new centre for adult social care will set out to put evidence into practice to promote and maintain people’s independence and wellbeing.

International perspectives on the impact of COVID-19

Newsletter feature
25 February 2021

Members of the Sciana network from Germany, Switzerland and the UK reflect on the challenges that COVID-19 has brought to them as leaders and how being part of the network has made a difference. 

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