Developing learning health systems in the UK: priorities for action
A learning health system (LHS) is a way of describing a systematic approach to iterative, data-driven improvement. This report was informed by a literature review, interviews, a survey of more than 100 expert stakeholders, and a series of practical case studies, offering real-world examples of...
A matter of life and death: explaining the wider determinants of health in the UK
To address health inequalities, the authors of this report argue that change is needed in the the way that we communicate about the wider determinants of health – to increase public understanding and to build space for policy change.
Access to and delivery of general practice services: a study of patients at practices using digital and online tools
This briefing examined data from 146 GP practices in England using the askmyGP online consultation system between 1 March 2019 and 30 September 2021. The analysis shows that patients often choose remote over face-to-face consultations and that GP practices can mitigate the risk of digital...
Building public understanding of health and health inequalities
This report explores reasons behind current public attitudes towards health and inequalities in health outcomes in the United Kingdom, drawing on polling and public attitudes research by the Health Foundation and others.
Addressing the leading risk factors for ill health
Smoking, poor diet, physical inactivity and harmful alcohol use are leading risk factors driving the UK’s high burden of preventable ill health and premature mortality. This report summarises recent trends for each of these risk factors and reviews national-level policies introduced or proposed by government...