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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 […]

31st March 2017 | By | Reply More
Nuffield Trust responds to “Next steps on the Five Year Forward View”

Nuffield Trust responds to “Next steps on the Five Year Forward View”

“Today’s plan is an important outline of the historic changes now needed across the NHS – from working more closely with local authorities to reduce pressure on hospital beds, to making better use of land and property. It builds on the work local leaders across the country are doing through STPs: it is the right […]

31st March 2017 | By | Reply More
Nuffield Trust response to NHS England announcement on hospital beds

Nuffield Trust response to NHS England announcement on hospital beds

Commenting on NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens’ announcement at the Nuffield Trust’s health policy summit, Nuffield Trust Chief Executive Nigel Edwards said:   “As our research published earlier this week found, there are many excellent initiatives that seek to move care out of hospital. But they often cost money, require new staffing and take time […]

3rd March 2017 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society comments-Lack of social care is piling pressure on surgeries and A&Es

Alzheimer’s Society comments-Lack of social care is piling pressure on surgeries and A&Es

Almost 9 out of 10 GPs (89%) think reductions in social care are leading to extra pressures in their surgeries, reports the Care and Support Alliance (CSA) today. The poll of over 1000 GPs reveals an overwhelming 92% of GPs think social care services are failing to give patients sufficient care. And even more GPs […]

3rd March 2017 | By | Reply More
Increasing numbers of 111 diallers being sent ambulances or directed to A&E-Nuffield Trust

Increasing numbers of 111 diallers being sent ambulances or directed to A&E-Nuffield Trust

The NHS 111 telephone service in England is sending not just an increasing number, but also an increasing proportion, of the people who call it to A&E departments and to ambulances, new research by the Nuffield Trust health think-tank has revealed (see note 1).  However, there is a high level of variation in how likely […]

22nd February 2017 | By | Reply More
Nuffield Trust: figures show NHS trusts on course for £1.1bn deficit despite very high cost cutting

Nuffield Trust: figures show NHS trusts on course for £1.1bn deficit despite very high cost cutting

Responding to the financial figures for NHS trusts released today by NHS Improvement, Nuffield Trust Senior Policy Analyst Sally Gainsbury said:   “These figures show providers on track to overshoot their target of a £580m deficit for the year by over half a billion (£1.1bn) [1], even after receiving an extra £1.8bn in emergency funding. […]

21st February 2017 | By | Reply More
Health chiefs should not use the threat of hospital closures to impose weekend working says Nuffield Trust

Health chiefs should not use the threat of hospital closures to impose weekend working says Nuffield Trust

It is a mistake to use seven-day standards as the basis for deciding to downgrade or close down hospital services, new research by the Nuffield Trust suggests. A extensive review of the London Quality Standards (LQS), the London-wide precursor to the Seven Day Services Standards being incorporated into plans across England, finds that the threat […]

15th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Nuffield Trust responds to latest NHS performance stats as 61K stuck on trolleys for more than 4 hours

Nuffield Trust responds to latest NHS performance stats as 61K stuck on trolleys for more than 4 hours

Responding to today’s NHS performance statistics for December 2016, Nuffield Trust Chief Economist and Director of Research John Appleby said:   “Today’s figures paint a stark picture of the very real pressures facing NHS hospitals across the country.   “The most striking statistic is that 61,000 patients were stuck on trolleys for more than four […]

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