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Richard Murray compares current waiting times to those seen in the 2000s – and asks what we can learn from the last time the NHS tackled long waits.ReportUnderstanding integration: how to listen to and learn from people and communities Lived experience is a powerful tool to improve existing services and identify new and better ways to meet people’s needs. This practical guide will help systems to co-ordinate services around what matters to people and communities.More recent contentWhat are you looking for?We provide insight on health and care policy and leadership through our courses, events, publications, projects, blogs and much moreSearch termApplyResearch and analysisIndependent views on health and care.Organisational developmentHelping your organisation be fit for purpose and fit for the future.Health and care explainedHelping you understand the big issues in health and care.EventsBringing people together to share knowledge, in person and online.ReportTackling obesity: the role of the NHS in a whole-system approachThis briefing explores the role of the NHS in tackling obesity, focusing on how the NHS can work with local partners and engage with communities to deliver targeted interventions to treat and prevent obesity. Paid eventThe King's Fund Annual conference 2021 (virtual conference) Active projectGSK IMPACT Awards The GSK IMPACT Awards provide funding, training and development for charities doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing. To mark the 25th anniversary of the GSK IMPACT awards, we've also launched the new GSK Grow Programme to support small charities.Long readAdmin matters: the impact of NHS administration on patient care High-quality NHS admin processes can improve patient experience, help to address inequalities and promote better care. This long read suggests a framework for improving the quality of admin based on insight from patients, carers and NHS staff.Long readCommunities and health The role of communities in improving population health is receiving increasing, and long overdue, attention in health policy and practice. This piece gives an overview of the different approaches to working with communities for health. 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This guide outlines what’s needed to make remote working effective and inclusive for all staff.BlogGeneral practice and the Covid-19 vaccine: putting local relationships at the heart of the vaccination programmeAs the Covid-19 vaccine rollout gathers pace, Beccy Baird considers what has allowed general practice to meet the demands of this ambitious programme, and how community partnerships will be key to reaching those in need.Virtual events and conferencesLong readCovid-19 recovery and resilience: what can health and care learn from other disasters? What do communities need to be able to recover from Covid-19 and build resilience? This long read identifies key insights from people involved in disaster recovery around the world.Active projectLeading through Covid-19: supporting health and care leaders in unprecedented timesThe health and care system has faced a huge challenge over the past year. 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