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As well as comment and opinion from our staff, we also have contributions from people we have worked with over the years.

The opinions expressed by bloggers and by those commenting on blogs are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Health Foundation. The Health Foundation is not responsible for any of the information supplied by its bloggers.

We also offer a range of long reads on key subjects related to our work.

Our most recent blogs

Four lessons the pandemic has taught us about health data

Newsletter blog
17 December 2021

Adam Steventon reflects on what we can learn from the successes and failures in the use of data during the pandemic.

Enabling service transformation in practice: reflections on the Wade-Gery review

3 December 2021

Will the Wade-Gery review enable the NHS to make a leap forwards on tech and data? Tim Horton reflects on what matters for enabling service transformation in practice.

Up to the challenge?

Newsletter blog
25 November 2021

Hugh Alderwick provides an overview of the government’s plans for spending and reform across the NHS and social care.

Which is most important for good mental health: paid work, avoiding poverty or money itself?

17 November 2021

Researchers from the University of Glasgow use longitudinal data to study the relationship between changes in employment, income, poverty and mental health.

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.

A healthy economy needs healthy people

9 November 2021

Andrew Goddard, president of the RCP, sets out the importance of cross-government working to put people and health before profit.

Introducing Economies for Healthier Lives

3 November 2021

How will our four projects, led by partners in Glasgow, Havant, Leeds and Liverpool, deliver place-based improvements to the economy and local people’s health?

If it takes a village to raise a child, why aren’t we doing more to support parents?

29 October 2021

Anita Mehay and Cara Leavey share their thoughts about the socioeconomic inequalities that can disproportionately affect families from minority ethnic backgrounds, and the recent government announceme...

What is sustainable?

Newsletter blog
28 October 2021

A summary of our work to ensure productivity and sustainable improvement is at the heart of NHS recovery and reform.

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