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


Debt and health

Long read

Government action in 2020/21 eased financial pressures for many. But with those on low incomes and in poor health more likely to experience increases in debt, a debt hangover could yet emerge.

Government must be honest about consequences of not introducing new COVID-19 measures for the NHS

Press release
13 January 2022

Health Foundation response to the latest NHS performance statistics.

George Stevenson

George joined the Health Foundation in September 2021 on a Degree Apprenticeship programme in Economics, studying for four years with the University of Kent.

What has happened to non-COVID mortality during the pandemic?

Data analysis

Mortality across a host of non-COVID causes has changed, sometimes dramatically, during the past year and a half. This analysis explores what could lie behind these differences.

Caring for older patients with complex needs

Long read

How does the NHS in England compare with health care systems in 11 OECD countries?

Have integrated care programmes reduced emergency admissions?

Long read

Evidence on the short- and long-term effect of integrated care programmes on emergency hospital use to inform the national roll-out of Integrated Care Systems (ICS).

Going green: what do the public think about the NHS and climate change?

Long read

What do the public think about climate change, health and the NHS net zero ambition, and why does this matter? Genevieve Cameron, Anya Gopfert and Tim Gardner present findings from our latest polling.

Agility: the missing ingredient for NHS productivity

Long read

Which improvement approaches have the potential to increase productivity in the NHS? Tim Horton, Anita Mehay and Will Warburton look at what is needed to put these approaches into practice.

How could the Health and Care Bill strengthen action on health inequalities?

Long read

The NHS has an important role in narrowing health inequalities, but progress has been slow and the pandemic has shown more tangible action is needed. We explore how the Bill could be used to bolster a...

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