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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

The first comprehensive map of young people’s health inequalities in the UK

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19 May 2022

Rachael McKeown writes about new AYPH work showing the scale and complexity of young people’s health inequalities, and the need for action.

Data-driven tools in health and care

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11 May 2022

Ellen Coughlan reflects on a recent workshop, exploring key questions about how to develop data-driven tools in a safe, effective and equitable way.

Context matters: what’s needed for young people’s mental health?

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9 May 2022

Martina Kane reflects on varied Health Foundation work to better understand and support young people’s mental health.

How might changing public attitudes influence government policy on health?

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28 April 2022

How will falling levels of public satisfaction with the NHS affect debate about NHS reform? Hugh Alderwick considers the importance of public opinion.

Five recommendations for strengthening NHS management and leadership

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13 April 2022

With the Messenger review nearing publication, we draw on our recent research – including interviews with NHS managers – to highlight five recommendations for strengthening management and leadership i...

Working as a GP through the pandemic: using online tools as part of a hybrid model of care to meet the needs of patients and staff

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8 April 2022

Dr Minal Bakhai reflects on how the recent IAU study of patients at general practices using digital and online tools chimes with her own experience as a GP.

Beyond COVID-19: Adapting to the new challenges ahead

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31 March 2022

Anita Charlesworth reflects on the changes afoot for the health and care service this spring, from integrated care systems to the Health and Care Levy and rising inflation.

Improving hospital discharge in England: the case for continued focus and support

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31 March 2022

What’s the future of the ‘discharge to assess’ model for hospitals? Tim Horton and Suzanne Wood draw on Health Foundation research to explore how to make it work well.

Tracking progress on health: keeping it simple

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18 March 2022

Katherine Merrifield and Gwen Nightingale consider the newly relaunched ONS health index’s potential to track progress on health.

Campaigning for health: join us

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9 March 2022

Carrie Hume, new Head of Collaboration for Wellbeing and Health, explains her interest in health inequalities, and why public campaigning is so important.

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