Anna Coote is a leading analyst, writer and advocate in the field of social policy. She is Principal Fellow at the New Economics Foundation. She was Commissioner for Health with the UK Sustainable Development Commission (2000-9), led the Healthcare Commission’s work on engaging patients and the public (2005-8) and was Director of Health Policy at the King's Fund (1998-2004).
Earlier posts include Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director of IPPR (1989-1998), Editor and Producer of current affairs television for Diverse Productions (1982-6), Deputy Editor of the New Statesman (1978-82). She has written widely on social policy, sustainable development, public health policy, public involvement and democratic dialogue, gender and equality.
Her recent publications for NEF include Local Early Action: How to make it happen (2015), The Wrong Medicine: A review of the impacts of NHS reforms (2015), People, Planet, Power: Towards a New Social Settlement (2015), Time on Our Side: Why we all need a shorter working week (2013), The Wisdom of Prevention (2012), Cutting It (2011), and 21 Hours (2010).