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David Buck outlines what is needed to ensure this attempt is successful. Blog Shielded voices: hearing from those most in need Charlotte Augst, Chief Executive of National Voices, and Dan Wellings, Senior Fellow at The King’s Fund, make the case for including communities using services in the Covid-19 response. Blog Why are improvements in life expectancy slowing in the United Kingdom and across Europe? In an international collaboration, The King's Fund and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development examine the role of cardiovascular disease in changes in life expectancy. Blog Capitalising on the offer of help – volunteering in the Covid-19 crisis The number of people stepping up to volunteer during the Covid-19 outbreak has hit the headlines, but what role are they playing? Helen Gilburt considers the how volunteers are supporting the current response and what that might mean for volunteering in the future. Blog Learning from Grenfell: how can services better work with the communities they serve? As health and care services rapidly transform to tackle the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, Sally Warren considers the value of working with and within communities to drive change, drawing on the lessons learnt in the aftermath of the Grenfell tragedy. Blog Public satisfaction with the NHS rose sharply in 2019 – why? Dan Wellings and John Appleby consider how staff satisfaction, patient experience and recent funding announcements may have influenced public satisfaction with the NHS. Blog Homelessness, health and housing: joining up services Nicholas Pleace at the Centre for Housing Policy at the University of York considers how housing and health can better support those sleeping rough, through collaboration between the two sectors, strong leadership and a willingness to listen. Blog Responding to the evidence on inequalities in health: what's needed now? David Buck calls for action after two reports on public health highlight the need for progress around health inequalities. Blog Learning the lessons from Grenfell: ‘our stories and our voice’ The Grenfell tragedy and its aftermath have revealed that public sector organisations do not always adequately serve local communities. In this guest blog, authors from Grenfell United reflect on the importance of sharing stories and real engagement at all levels to build trust and ensure meaningful support. Blog Cardiovascular disease and population health: thinking beyond the hospital ward What role do doctors have to play in improving population health? Aseem Malhotra considers the responsibility they have not only to their patients, but also to their hospital, the wider NHS and the population as a whole. Blog The reality of leading for population health: starting with A, B, C Where’s the best place to start when thinking about population health? Durka Dougall shares some learning from the Fund’s work to date. Blog How can health and care services better support people who sleep rough? People who sleep rough experience significantly worse health outcomes than the general population and face barriers to accessing services. Julia Cream reflects on her visit to Street Health, a project successfully reaching and supporting people sleeping rough in Mansfield. Blog Social care services: funding cuts are biting hard There is nothing to smile about in new statistics showing more people request social care support but fewer get it. Blog Looking ahead to 2020 Richard Murray outlines what to look out for in the coming year, from early announcements on workforce and funding, to longer-term ambitions for integration and culture change. Blog Five hits, five misses: public and population health and the main party manifestos Health is about more than the NHS and social care. Here, David Buck looks at the parties’ wider commitments that will affect the population’s health. Blog We know the public love the NHS, but do they think it is a good employer? Is the NHS a good place to work? With the NHS and its workforce emerging as a key battleground in the run up to the general election, Rachel Worsley of Ipsos MORI looks at the data on the public’s views on how the NHS performs as an employer. Blog Tackling poor health outcomes: the role of trauma-informed care People who have experienced trauma face a number of barriers to accessing health care. Deborah Fenney explains why a trauma-informed approach is essential for supporting a group that currently face poor health outcomes. Blog Genomic medicine: a tool for population health? Genomic medicine has been hailed as the magic bullet for prevention, diagnosis and personalised treatment. But what can we really expect from this field? Cecilia Price looks at the impact of the 100,000 Genomes Project to better understand the future role of genomics in health and care. Blog The deteriorating state of the NHS estate Each year, NHS provider trusts survey their estate and estimate the costs of restoring buildings and equipment to mandatory standards. Today’s data for 2018/19 shows more investment is needed to tackle the rising backlog of maintenance issues. Blog Digital-first primary care: helpful disruptor or unnecessary disruption? Beccy Baird considers the pros and cons of digital-first primary care and argues that digitally enabled approaches to improving access must be woven into a holistic model of general practice. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.