Collage of NHS Reset reports

Access the publications from the NHS Reset campaign.


Putting sustainability at the heart of an NHS reset

The climate emergency is a health emergency and the NHS has a significant role to play in the response. As the largest public sector contributor to climate change in Europe, the NHS has a duty to set an example in sustainable development and carbon emission reduction.

Health on the High Street 

How integrating health services into local high streets can generate economic, social and health benefits for local communities.


What we have learned so far: Best practice and innovation during COVID-19

A snapshot of emerging insights behind the rapid innovation across health and care during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tackling health inequalities: Learning from each other to make rapid progress

Tangible approaches to tackle the greatest societal challenge of our age – health inequalities.

International crisis-led healthcare innovation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

An overview of some of the crisis-led innovations that have helped countries to cope during the first wave of COVID-19 infections.

A roadmap to reset our shared future

This briefing summarises the findings of a roundtable event with NHS and independent sector leaders, exploring how to capitalise on the progress in collaboration that has been achieved so far during the pandemic response. It also sets out a framework for achieving more effect collaboration.

Tackling health inequalities in Suffolk and North East Essex

By taking an agile approach to tackling health inequalities as a whole system, the ICS has adopted an outcome-based approach that has set them in good stead to support communities affected by COVID-19. Find out more in this shared learning publication.


Health inequalities: time to act

This NHS Reset report provides an overview of our members’ feedback and reflections on health inequalities, on how to make progress in this area, and whether the COVID-19 pandemic can be a turning point for the NHS.

NHS Reset: a new direction for health and care

This report reflects our members’ views on COVID-19 and sets out a possible direction for the NHS and a future that should lead to improved health for individuals, families and communities.

Tackling health inequalities in Cheshire and Merseyside

By making health inequalities a system priority, the partnership has ensured that it is core business for all organisations. It has also taken experience from the COVID-19 pandemic to imagine a better future, which addresses the deep-rooted inequalities that the virus has amplified. Find out more in this shared learning publication.

Tackling health inequalities in West Yorkshire and Harrogate

By adopting a clear, well-managed structure to facilitate partnership working on health inequalities and prioritising population groups’ health at system level, the partnership has ensured it can deliver improved outcomes for key groups and maximise its effectiveness across a large population.

Health as the new wealth: the NHS’s role in economic and social recovery

The report highlights the strength of the links between health and growth, outlines a five-point plan for every system to build on to maximise their local impact and influence and showcases innovative practice which is supporting lasting local change.

COVID-19 and the health and care workforce: supporting our greatest asset

This report highlights member views on what is needed to embed the renewed focus on NHS staff wellbeing that the pandemic has created, and calls for action as a priority on workforce inequality, staff experience and workforce supply

Creating the workforce of the future: a new collaborative approach for the NHS and colleges in England

By better embedding colleges into core NHS workforce development, and better using their local recruitment and training power, we can help to ensure a sustainable, agile and innovative future health and care workforce.


A new relationship between the NHS, people and communities: learning from COVID-19

This report explores how the NHS can cultivate a new relationship with people and communities following the COVID-19 pandemic.

How health and care systems can work better with VCSE partners

This briefing from the NHS Reset campaign outlines five ways integrated care systems can work with the sector to rebuild local systems and reset the way health and care are planned, commissioned and delivered.

Lean, light and agile: governance and regulation in the aftermath of COVID-19

This report explores how the NHS can hold on to the lean, agile and transformative culture developed during the COVID-19 pandemic as a result of reduced bureaucracy.

Social care: time to grasp the nettle

After the Prime Minister's  promise to ‘fix social care’ within his first 100 days in office, this report explores the opportunities and challenges ahead for health and social care and the four critical factors needed to be taken urgently to reset social care.

Mental health services and COVID-19: preparing for the rising tide

This report considers what mental health services need to prepare for the expected surge in demand resulting from the pandemic. It also highlights how the health and care system can reset the way mental health care and support are planned and delivered in aftermath of COVID-19.


The NHS after COVID-19: the views of provider trust chief executives

This report shares the views of 13 provider trust chief executives, who discuss the changes they have made to respond to COVID-19, and their thoughts on how best to restart and deliver services as we move into the next phase of the pandemic. 

Levelling up Yorkshire and Humber: health as the new wealth post-COVID

This report, co-authored by the Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network, the NHS Confederation and Yorkshire Universities, identifies a plan for tackling spatial health and socio-economic inequalities and boosting health outcomes as part of the recovery in Yorkshire and the Humber.

The role of health and care in the economy: a five-point plan for every system

This briefing highlights five steps local NHS and social care organisations can take to play a leading role in place-based economic and social recovery and reset.

National actions to help local leaders improve staff experience

This summary provides employer feedback on a selection of national policy and funding decisions to help local employers with their workforce focused activity and the relationships needed between different parts of the system.


Getting the NHS back on track: planning for the next phase of COVID-19

This report outlines the key challenges that local organisations will face over the coming months and suggests some changes in policy and practice that will be required as the NHS prepares to restart a wide range of services.

Time to be radical? The view from system leaders on the future of 'system by default'

This report from the NHS Confederation's ICS Network looks at the direction of travel that system leaders would like to see, as we begin to look beyond the COVID-19 emergency response towards a future vision for system by default.


STPs: One year to go?

Published in May 2020, this report from the ICS Network provides early feedback from systems on what is needed for the development of systems and the April 2021 deadline for universal integrated care system (ICS) coverage in England.

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