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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

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

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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...

Five tests for levelling up health

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12 October 2021

Expectations around the imminent levelling up white paper are high. But will it truly seize the opportunity to level up health? Here are our five tests to assess the white paper's level of commitment.

Health is wealth – investors can no longer afford to ignore it

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8 October 2021

National and local governments have the power to address the root causes of health, and they do, to an extent. But investors and businesses have considerable agency over commercial health determinants...

A complex patchwork of programmes

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4 October 2021

The Health Foundation’s Improvement team share some findings from their mapping of the health care technology and innovation landscape.

Pandemic to endemic and the challenges ahead

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1 October 2021

Anita Charlesworth summarises the challenges facing the health and care system and brings together our key work and analysis in this area. 

The cut to Universal Credit is set to widen health inequalities when the government has promised to ‘level up’ health

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28 September 2021

David Finch, assistant director of Healthy Lives, writes about why the £20 uplift to Universal Credit must be made permanent.

Tackling health inequalities: how the government can do things differently to build back better

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15 September 2021

Is now a golden opportunity to truly improve cross-government working? Gwen Nightingale and Katherine Merrifield take a look at why joining up is vital to addressing health inequalities.

Green shoots: creating the conditions for health care innovation to flourish

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14 September 2021

How will the four new Adopting Innovation hubs cultivate the optimal environment for change to be implemented effectively, efficiently and sustainably? Laura Semple and Richard Stubbs share their reas...

To bounce back from COVID-19 the NHS needs investment, not reform

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9 September 2021

Investment has been announced this week for the NHS, as well as extra funds and a reform plan for social care. This has prompted questions from political quarters.

What will it cost to get the NHS and social care on the road to recovery?

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2 September 2021

REAL Centre economists estimate the levels of funding required to enable health and care services to recover and to meet future needs.

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