Your top three for 2023



















Your top three for 2023


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December 14, 2023

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Last year, we produced a wealth of content covering our key strategic priorities. It’s also forgiven if you miss something along the way. As 2023 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at some of the highlights. From our greatest hits, to our most popular podcasts and thought-provoking analysis, take a peek at what we’ve got coming up this year.

Three in-depth reports

  1. Leaving no one behind: health and health inequalities in Scotland
    Guided by Scottish experts, the report brings together evidence on trends in health inequalities and the wider determinants of health since devolution.
  2. Health in 2040: UK disease prediction models
    The report, produced by the Health Foundation’s Reality Center in partnership with the University of Liverpool, supports policymakers to prepare for the future by studying disease patterns over the next two decades.
  3. Stress and overwork: what the Commonwealth Fund’s 10-country primary care physician international health policy survey 2022 means for the UK
    The 2022 Commonwealth Fund survey compared the views of GPs in 10 high-income countries. The survey asked GPs about their views on their working life and wellbeing, the quality of care and the way services are delivered.

The three most listened to podcasts

  1. Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: Hope or Hype?With John Bell and Axel Heitmüller
    We appear to be on the cusp of a revolution in how artificial intelligence will change our lives, and health and care may be at the heart of these changes. But is this hype or real hope?
  2. Our health in 2040: Will we get sicker?With Janelle DeGrucci and Kevin Fenton
    We estimate that by 2040, one in five people will have a major illness, largely because people are living longer. But it’s not just about age. So what can be done to improve the nation’s health?
  3. Lower longevity in the North East and what to do about it Alice Wiseman and Clare Bambra
    In England, the North East has the lowest life expectancy. Rising mortality rates among young people, particularly among men, are worrying. How is this going? What can we do about this?

Three popular data analysis

  1. Adult social care funding pressures: the estimated costs of meeting growing demand and improving services in England
    We use four scenarios to highlight potential funding pressures on adult social care up to 2032/33. These reflect some of the key issues that need to be addressed to meet future needs and improve adult social care.
  2. Why are the number of delayed discharges increasing?see the bigger picture
    Limited social care capacity is often cited as the root cause of delayed hospital discharge. But there are other factors at play, including challenges accessing other NHS services in the community and poor hospital procedures.
  3. Exploring public attitudes towards the use of digital health technologies and data
    How do British people really feel about the use of health technology and health data? We look at the results of public opinion polls on the topic and investigate the factors that influence people’s opinions.

Three events that pique your interest

  1. What will the NHS look like when it turns 100? REAL Challenge Annual Lecture
    Professor Dame Diane Coyle, Bennett Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge, explores some of the key drivers of UK healthcare productivity and discusses what we want the NHS to look like in its centenary.
  2. The future of healthcare is digital: How can technology finally realize its potential?
    Professor Robert Wachter, MD, former chair of the National Health IT Advisory Group in 2016, moderated a debate on whether we are now on the cusp of a technology revolution that could transform NHS care, and how to make this a reality .
  3. Webinar: Building resilience and providing the economic rationale for prevention
    This webinar features presentations and debates from a range of guest speakers discussing why we should prioritize prevention in policy development and outlining the future consequences if action is not taken now.

Three key resources

  1. Quick Guide: A guide to making the case for improvements
    This guide describes the wide range of benefits that improving your approach can bring. It is designed to help local organizations and system leaders justify investment in improved approaches to achieve their delivery and performance targets.
  2. Evidence Centre: What causes health inequalities?
    Our Evidence Center is rich with data, insights and analysis exploring how the circumstances in which we live impact our health, and we continue to add to this throughout the year.
  3. Net Zero Care: What is needed?
    The NHS has around 4% of England’s total carbon footprint and 40% of public sector emissions, playing an important role in mitigating the effects of climate change. This long article sets out four key areas of action to support the transition to net zero care.

This content originally appeared in our email newsletter, which explores perspective and expert opinion on a different health or healthcare topic each month.

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