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Nuffield Trust’s Chief Executive comments on NHS winter crisis

Nuffield Trust’s Chief Executive comments on NHS winter crisis

Nuffield Trust’s Chief Executive, Nigel Edwards responds to NHS England’s weekly winter operational statistics and monthly combined performance summary:   “Today’s figures clearly reveal why the NHS is under such extraordinary pressure this winter. Just a week into the New Year and with two months of winter to go, bed occupancy levels are running at […]

12th January 2018 | By | Reply More
NHS crisis should incentivise government to fully fund our social care system

NHS crisis should incentivise government to fully fund our social care system

This year’s winter health crisis should incentivise government to fully fund our social care system, council leaders urged today.   The Local Government Association, which represents 370 councils in England and Wales, said there cannot be a sustainable NHS without a sustainable social care system. Urgent new funding to address the annual social care funding […]

4th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Sir Muir Gray: ‘We need to change the way we relate to the people we call patients’ | Healthcare Leader News

Sir Muir Gray: ‘We need to change the way we relate to the people we call patients’ | Healthcare Leader News

Source: Sir Muir Gray: ‘We need to change the way we relate to the people we call patients’ Sir Muir Gray is an internationally renowned authority on healthcare systems, and has advised governments from Australia and New Zealand to Spain and Germany. Angela Sharda asks how he would tackle the crisis in the UK health […]

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Outstanding healthcare innovators celebrated at prestigious Bright Ideas in Health Awards

Outstanding healthcare innovators celebrated at prestigious Bright Ideas in Health Awards

Hundreds of healthcare professionals gathered to celebrate the North of England’s most promising innovators at the 2017 Bright Ideas in Health Awards. Now in its 14th year, the event, held at the Hilton Hotel Gateshead, showcases the achievements of NHS staff and healthcare SMEs working towards improving patient care in the North East and North […]

5th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Recruitment shows closer working and integration between health and social care in Devon

Recruitment shows closer working and integration between health and social care in Devon

Three young people started integrated health and social care apprenticeships in October – the first in Devon.   Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and Devon County Council have teamed up to provide apprenticeship opportunities across both health and social care for the first time. The Trust and the Council have both offered lots of apprenticeship […]

23rd November 2017 | By | Reply More
There cannot be a sustainable NHS without a sustainable adult social care system

There cannot be a sustainable NHS without a sustainable adult social care system

LGA RESPONDS TO NHS CHIEF EXECUTIVE SIMON STEVENS’ SPEECH Responding to NHS Chief Executive Simon Stevens’ speech to the NHS Providers conference, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said: “There cannot be a sustainable NHS without a sustainable adult social care system. “Adult social care services provide invaluable care […]

9th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Brexit will have a much wider impact on the NHS and social care than most people realise

Brexit will have a much wider impact on the NHS and social care than most people realise

Mark Dayan, Policy and Public Affairs Analyst at the Nuffield Trust, responds to an analysis in The Lancet of how Brexit may affect health and health services in the UK:   “This analysis is absolutely right that Brexit will have a much wider impact on the NHS than most people realise. There is a risk […]

29th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Lords to investigate if healthcare in the EU will still be available to British citizens after Brexit

Lords to investigate if healthcare in the EU will still be available to British citizens after Brexit

The House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee today invites contributions to its new inquiry Brexit: reciprocal healthcare. The Committee will begin its work with an evidence session on Wednesday 13 September when it will question representatives from the Department of Health and the Nuffield Trust. Whilst this may not seem entirely ‘care’ related; many […]

8th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Will older patients face another winter of delayed transfers?

Will older patients face another winter of delayed transfers?

Commenting on the latest performance figures from NHS England, John Appleby, Director of Research and Chief Economist at the Nuffield Trust said: “These figures show that the NHS continues to be systematically unable to meet its main targets, with over 4 million patients likely to be on the waiting list for planned care – now […]

14th August 2017 | By | Reply More
The NHS and care homes could work better together to deliver high quality, cost-effective healthcare

The NHS and care homes could work better together to deliver high quality, cost-effective healthcare

Research identifies how the NHS and care homes can work better together to deliver high quality, cost-effective healthcare to the half million people in residential care Healthcare provision to residents in care homes across England is often ‘erratic and inequitable’, a major three-year study led by the University of Hertfordshire, funded by the National Institute […]

20th July 2017 | By | Reply More
The human story behind the headlines on the real cost of dementia care

The human story behind the headlines on the real cost of dementia care

According to the BBC in 2010 just 5% of NHS hospitals give staff formal training to care for patients with dementia. It was then reported that patients with severe dementia had a bad experiences when in hospital or as outpatients. In 2010 most staff did not know how to meet the needs of dementia patients […]

5th July 2017 | By | Reply More
ADASS responds to Jeremy Hunt’s written statement on Delayed Transfers of Care

ADASS responds to Jeremy Hunt’s written statement on Delayed Transfers of Care

Last night Jeremy Hunt speech on delayed transfers of care confirmed how social care and NHS funding to support integration is to be spent.  He said: ‘I would like to update the House about action we are taking to address delayed discharges from hospital in advance of this winter. Last year there were 2.25 million […]

4th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Widnes Vikings teams up with NHS to tackle pressures

Widnes Vikings teams up with NHS to tackle pressures

Players and coaches from the Super League rugby league club Widnes Vikings are leading a pioneering new campaign to reduce pressure on the NHS. The Vikings have teamed up with NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group to create a unique series of videos that creatively educate people on how to make the right choices when accessing […]

7th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Brexit, the real cost to the NHS and social care

Brexit, the real cost to the NHS and social care

The NHS could face a bill of almost half a billion pounds if retired British people currently living in other EU countries decide to return to the UK in the event that their right to healthcare in those countries is withdrawn after Brexit. This figure could be substantially higher if the NHS has to pay […]

31st May 2017 | By | Reply More
Party manifestos have not pledged enough funding for the NHS warns Nuffield Trust

Party manifestos have not pledged enough funding for the NHS warns Nuffield Trust

None of the major political parties is pledging to spend enough money on the NHS in England to close its funding gap, cope with increased demand and sustain high quality care, the Nuffield Trust warns today. Following a week in which all three parties revealed the different amounts they would spend on the NHS if […]

22nd May 2017 | By | Reply More
Social care joins together to tackle over-medication

Social care joins together to tackle over-medication

The social care sector is joining together to stop the over-medication of people with a learning disability or autism who use care services in England. The campaign, supported by NHS England, is today encouraging all learning disability providers to sign up to a new pledge called STOMP (or STopping the Over-Medication of People with a […]

8th May 2017 | By | Reply More
NHS would fall over without staff from EU countries say Jeremy Hunt

NHS would fall over without staff from EU countries say Jeremy Hunt

Responding to the Health Select Committee report on Brexit and health and social care, Nuffield Trust Chief Executive Nigel Edwards said:   “The major implications for the NHS must not be overlooked in Brexit negotiations, and we support the call for a clear list of the issues to be planned for and who is in […]

28th April 2017 | By | Reply More
A&E units closed to ambulances 478 times in just three months this winter

A&E units closed to ambulances 478 times in just three months this winter

The number of times hospital A&E units in England have had to close their doors to ambulances has almost doubled this winter compared with the previous three, new research from the Nuffield Trust health think-tank reveals today.  The authors say that the extra time paramedics are having to spend on the road as a result […]

7th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Continuous lack of planning in social care puts NHS sustainability in jeopardy

Continuous lack of planning in social care puts NHS sustainability in jeopardy

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Long-term Sustainability of the NHS has slammed the ‘short-sightedness’ of successive governments for failing to plan effectively for the long-term future of the health service and adult social care. The long-term future of the NHS is an increasing public concern, with a record 55% of people saying […]

5th April 2017 | By | Reply More
NHS sets out five-year action plan to deliver care fit for the future- Alzheimer’s Society comment

NHS sets out five-year action plan to deliver care fit for the future- Alzheimer’s Society comment

The NHS has today set out plans on how it will deliver transforming the way care is delivered to ease pressure on hospitals by helping frail and older people live healthier, more independent lives. Next Steps On The NHS Five Year Forward View, details an accelerated drive to improve efficiency and use of technology in […]

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