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Read the latest reports and analysis from the Better Health and Care Programme

Research at Risk: Mitigating the impact of Covid-19 on health R&D investment

Research reveals the devastating impact of Covid-19 on health charities. Analysis reveals that medical research charities are expected to lose almost 38 per cent of their fundraising income last academic year, and over 25 per cent this academic next year.

23/10/2020
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Ethnic inequalities in Covid-19 are playing out again – how can we stop them?

Once again Covid-19 is running along racial lines. Despite the inequalities exposed earlier this year, there has been little effort to stop Covid-19 hitting minority ethnic communities hardest as we enter the second wave.

19/10/2020
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The hidden cost of Covid-19 on the NHS - and how to ‘build back better’

The pandemic has had many hidden costs to non-Covid patients, many of whom faced care being withdrawn. Among those affected are cancer patients. The overall effect has been to set back cancer outcomes by several years, this new research reveals.

16/08/2020
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Resilient health and care: Learning the lessons of Covid-19

This report argues that the UK government should take the opportunity to create a system where resilience is considered efficient, where long-term thinking is encouraged, and where resources are allocated to deliver on it.

27/07/2020
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The science-based economy: The role of health research

Science should have a central role in the UK economy, which has struggled with productivity since the 2008 financial crash. This is a problem. Poor productivity stifles growth and makes it harder to...

10/07/2020
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The innovation lottery: Upgrading the spread of innovation in the NHS

The UK has always been a leader in medical invention - the challenge is to spread that innovation quickly and consistently. Matching our international peers could prevent 20,000 avoidable deaths each year.

26/06/2020
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Prevention in the age of information: Public education for better health

Tackling preventative illness must remain a top priority for the government in the 2020s. Over half of the disease burden in England is deemed preventable, with one in five deaths attributed to...

02/06/2020
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Care after Coronavirus: An emerging consensus

When the coronavirus crisis first hit the UK, the greatest fear was that it would overwhelm the NHS. Ministers and clinicians had seen the catastrophic impact overseas – in first-rate health care...

22/05/2020
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#CareFitForCarers: Parity for Social Care

Social care is integral to our Covid-19 response. It is responsible for protecting and providing for some of the most vulnerable in our society. It is absolutely central to the government’s shielding...

23/04/2020
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