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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 Making decisions about social care requires tough choices Sally Warren delves into the history of political calculations in social care… and calls on the current government to be tough enough to make hard choices. Blog Reforming the Mental Health Act: The King’s Fund’s response Data, funding and workforce – if the government wants its proposed reforms to the MHA to create change these system-wide enablers are as important as individual changes to legislation. Helen Gilburt consider the issues. Blog Covid-19 one year on: how can the health and care system recover? As we reach the one-year anniversary of the start of lockdown in the United Kingdom, Richard Murray outlines how a whole-system response will best support staff and patients and help to tackle inequalities. 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 Careworker pay: the national living wage is not enough The national living wage is a crude and ineffective way of raising careworker pay, says Simon Bottery. We need a better way of doing it, linked to wider social care reform. 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 Social prescribing and NHS facilities How can NHS services use their facilities to better support social prescribing? Ben Collins highlights what’s needed to make NHS sites more welcoming spaces for individuals and communities. Blog What does the autumn 2020 Spending Review mean for health and care? Who were the winners and losers in the Chancellor’s autumn Spending Review? Siva Anandaciva looks at what the government’s plans promise for health and care. Blog Twelve social care personas: which one(s) are you? Simon Bottery identifies 12 different perspectives on adult social care – and argues reform needs to accommodate as many as it can. 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. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.