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As the lifespan of the 2020/21 NHS People Plan nears its end, it’s time to pause and reflect on how the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic may have shifted NHS workforce plans for the future. David Maguire considers how the Plan is shaping the NHS as an employer. Blog ‘Levelling up’ – from slogan to strategy What does ‘levelling up’ mean – and how can the government start to tackle the issues it covers? Jonathon Holmes looks at the challenges of turning a slogan into action. Blog The role of trauma-informed care during the Covid-19 pandemic Deborah Fenney looks at how health and care professionals have been using trauma-informed approaches to create safe environments and support for people during the Covid-19 pandemic. Blog More than health care: why the NHS is a force for tackling poverty There is potential for the NHS to have a greater and more wide-ranging role in tackling poverty. Our new report draws on perspectives from across a range of sectors to consider the steps the NHS can take to achieve this. Blog Taking your approach to population health and tackling health inequalities to the next level How can organisations and individuals strengthen population health approaches and better tackle health inequalities? Durka Dougall looks at how to move from aspiration into action. Blog Where next for London’s integrated care systems? Richard Murray outlines the findings of our recent research into the development of integrated care in London, and considers the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and potential legislation on the future of partnership working. Blog Five tips for working across services to support people who are homeless Ethan Williams and Aamena Bharmal share some practical tips on joint working gathered from staff working across services to support people who are homeless. Blog A tale of two Acts: the Mental Health Act, the Mental Capacity Act, and their interface Helen Gilburt shares her research into how mental health and social care professionals make decisions around whether to detain people with mental disorders under the Mental Health Act or the Mental Capacity Act – Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. Her research uncovered a range of understandings and misunderstandings which impact on practice. Blog Find and Treat: taking health care on to the streets of London Increasing access to health services for people experiencing homelessness can mean offering services in an innovative way. Aamena Bharmal reflects on her time with one such service. Blog 2020: the health policy year in 12 charts The wheels of health policy turn quickly. So, as 2021 begins Siva Anandaciva looks back at the key health policy moments of 2020 to consider the challenges and opportunities that the year brought. Blog Health and care in 2021: what can we expect? In this first blog of the new year, Richard Murray outlines the key challenges and opportunities facing the health and care system in 2021. Blog Local listening: fears and concerns about Covid-19 vaccination How will the Covid-19 vaccination programme achieve the uptake it hopes for? Dan Wellings says understanding and involving local communities, their needs and concerns has to be part of the answer. Blog A recipe for baking in collaboration? NHS England and NHS Improvement’s proposals for new legislation NHS England and NHS Improvement’s latest legislative proposals show a desire to fast forward the integration agenda, but without further detail it’s hard to reach a view. Richard Murray reflects on the proposals. Blog The Spending Review and public health: the need for certainty in the shorter term and social value in the longer David Buck considers how the upcoming Spending Review can provide stability for public health in the short term the and resources to create social value and reduce health inequalities in the long term. Blog Poor housing can no longer be swept under the carpet The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many of us to spend more time at home, but what does that mean for those living in poor housing conditions? Clair Thorstensen-Woll considers how where we live shapes our experiences and outcomes of Covid-19. Blog Can the real ‘anchor institutions’ stand up? What can social enterprises teach the NHS about being an effective anchor institution? Ben Collins considers how organisations must work in partnership to better support the communities they serve. 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. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.