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Loneliness in the time of physical distancingToday we publish How has Covid-19 affected loneliness? This briefing highlights findings from the Covid Social Study, as part of our ongoing data analysis work with Dr. Daisy Fancourt and her team at University College London. Key…

Three ways to strengthen the new public health agency Taking a longer-term approach and thinking about investing in public health cannot be achieved without a twin focus on building resilient health improvement and health protection systems. These enable us to weather…

  The NHS will not have any hope of clearing the backlog of routine operations unless there is a comprehensive and funded plan to support social care services through the winter months.  That is the stark message from leading health…

Responding to the Secretary of State for Health’s speech today on the future of public health, Nick Ville, director of policy at the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said: “Introducing structural reform of this scale during the middle…

The COVID-19 pandemic has, without question, triggered the worst public health crisis for a generation and created unparalleled disruption for global healthcare communities. As lockdowns came into force and social distancing measures were extended, in just a matter of weeks…

Responding to the latest performance figures published by NHS England and NHS Improvement, Dr Layla McCay, director at the NHS Confederation, said: “The latest NHS England and NHS Improvement performance figures give us a clear, but grim insight into the true…

James Lowman, Chief Executive of the Association for Convenience Stores.Local shops are important to everyone, but particularly to more vulnerable and isolated households. For many they are much more than just a place to shop: they act as a community hub that…

Today (Friday 7 August) the US drug regulator (FDA) announced that the potential Alzheimer’s drug, aducanumab, has been accepted for a priority review process. Samantha Benham-Hermetz, Director of Policy and Public Affairs at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said:“People affected by Alzheimer’s disease…

The leading digital triage company now provides symptom assessment and video consultation tools to more than 12.5 million NHS patients across 1,500 GP surgeries Doctorlink, the leading online triage provider to the NHS, has reported accelerated user growth during the…

Key workers among lowest paid, and many suffer from poor job quality tooDr Matt Barnes, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at City, University of London, and Co-Director of the City Q-Step Centre.New research suggests key workers do face lower…

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