The Health Foundation Newsletter

Our response to COVID-19 | Rapid roll-out of video consultations

COVID-19 represents an unprecedented challenge to health and care services, bringing intense pressure and radical change to systems, organisations and to all of us as individuals. As a foundation with a mission to improve health and health care, we want to help.

In this issue we set out our response as an organisation to the massive challenge ahead. We also collect together resources and learning on implementation of virtual consultations, to support the shift to remote working wherever possible.

COVID-19: How the Health Foundation is responding

Like many organisations the Health Foundation is rapidly assessing what it can best do to help in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Chief Executive, Dr Jennifer Dixon, sets out the ways we plan to support the health and care service in the short, medium and longer term.  click link in title for full article.

COVID-19: Our improvement support offer to health and care

From providing practical support, connections and actionable insights, to adapting timelines and deadlines for our grant holders, our Director of Improvement, Will Warburton, lays out how the Health Foundation plans to support the health service through these unprecedented times.

Using virtual consultations in the fight against COVID-19

Trish Greenhalgh is a GP and Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences at Oxford University, and an expert in the adoption of service and technology changes in the NHS. We spoke to her about the rapid implementation of virtual consultations and her guidelines for GPs

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About CCCU Research Development

Research Development (RD) is part of the Department of Enterprise, Employability and Research Development. RD is responsible for ensuring that Research and Enterprise is of the highest quality and meets all required internal and external standards, including managing the institutional submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). RD leads on development and implementation of the institutional research and enterprise integrity policies, processes and best practice. It also hosts the institutional Staff Researcher Development Programme and the Early Career Researcher Programme SPARC, and is responsible for the annual Research Internship programme. RD provides strategic and targeted support for academic staff to seek and secure funding for their research and innovation activities. This includes identification of core funding opportunities and support for proposal development, alongside strategic advice and support for faculties to develop their research portfolio and capacity.

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