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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 […]

April 7, 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 […]

April 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Chesterfield care home staff trained to help reduce the number of NHS admissions from the elderly

Chesterfield care home staff trained to help reduce the number of NHS admissions from the elderly

CHESTERFIELD care home staff are being trained to help reduce the number of hospital admissions from the elderly.   Holmewood Care Home, on Barnfield Close, has put three members of staff through acute kidney injury champion training.   The Derbyshire Community Health Service NHS Trust course ensures the staff are trained to spot the early […]

March 30, 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 […]

March 3, 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 […]

February 22, 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 […]

February 15, 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 […]

February 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Pressures on the NHS are a real threat to patient safety-Report

Pressures on the NHS are a real threat to patient safety-Report

Five entire hospitals’-worth of extra beds had to be opened every day last winter  Pressure on beds in the NHS in England has become so acute that on any given day last winter, the equivalent of more than five extra hospitals’-worth of beds had to be brought into service to cope with surges in demand.  […]

December 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
CQC launches consultation on its next phase of regulation

CQC launches consultation on its next phase of regulation

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is inviting people to give their views on its plans to deliver a more targeted, responsive and collaborative approach to regulation across health and adult social care in England. Having carried out a comprehensive inspection of every NHS trust in England at least once, CQC has a more detailed understanding […]

December 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Lords to hear from health journalists and Chief Medical Officer on NHS sustainability

Lords to hear from health journalists and Chief Medical Officer on NHS sustainability

The House of Lords Committee on the Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS will tomorrow take evidence from the Government’s Chief Medical Officer, the Chief Scientific Advisor, KPMG and leading health journalists in the last set of evidence sessions of its inquiry.  The evidence sessions will start at 10:05am on Tuesday 20 December in Committee Room […]

December 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
NHS pressures risk making the health service more vulnerable to serious lapses in care

NHS pressures risk making the health service more vulnerable to serious lapses in care

NHS vulnerable to serious lapses in care even as healthcare quality improves in some areas, report warns Ongoing pressures on the NHS risk making the health service more vulnerable to serious lapses in care in future, despite impressive achievements in maintaining and improving care quality in important areas, the Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation warn […]

December 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Autumn Statement grim news for social care and NHS says Nuffield Trust

Autumn Statement grim news for social care and NHS says Nuffield Trust

Commenting on the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement today, Prof John Appleby, Chief Economist of the Nuffield Trust health think-tank, said:   “The Chancellor’s failure to heed any of the calls for more money for social care means that vulnerable elderly and disabled people will pay the price.  Our calculations show there are already 400,000 fewer people […]

November 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Nuffield Trust responds to newly released NHS financial figures

Nuffield Trust responds to newly released NHS financial figures

Commenting on the latest financial figures from NHS Improvement, Nuffield Trust Senior Policy Analyst Sally Gainsbury said: “Today’s figures lay bare the dilemma facing NHS hospitals and other services. More and more people need healthcare, yet the money available to provide it is tightly squeezed.  “NHSI’s report shows hospitals and other services are now forecasting […]

November 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
33% increase in delayed transfers from hospital as social care faces £1.9bn funding gap

33% increase in delayed transfers from hospital as social care faces £1.9bn funding gap

Commenting on the Combined Performance Summary for September published this morning by NHS England, Nuffield Trust Director of Research Professor John Appleby said: “During September, record numbers of patients medically fit to be transferred from hospital were delayed in doing so. The increase in these delays in a single year was 33% – the sharpest […]

November 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
House of Lords Committee on the Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS to be debated tomorrow

House of Lords Committee on the Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS to be debated tomorrow

FRANK FIELD, DAVID WILLETTS AND STEVE WEBB AMONG STELLA CAST OF WITNESSES TO GIVE EVIDENCE ON NHS FUNDING The House of Lords Committee on the Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS will tomorrow hold evidence sessions on public attitudes to funding the NHS and innovative funding models for delivering health care. You can watch the session live […]

October 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Lack of community services to support carers is piling pressure on NHS emergency care

Lack of community services to support carers is piling pressure on NHS emergency care

Due to a lack of appropriate support in the community, unpaid carers are reluctantly taking their loved ones to A&E, according to new research published today by Carers UK [1]. The charity’s report comes as the NHS prepares for its annual challenge of increased A&E visits and hospital admissions during the winter months.   Carers identified […]

September 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
House of  Lords Committee on NHS Sustainability to hear from Nuffield Trust

House of Lords Committee on NHS Sustainability to hear from Nuffield Trust

The House of Lords Committee on the Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS will this week take evidence from the Chief Economist at the Nuffield Trust and senior Professors in healthcare science. The session comes as long-term cost pressures on the NHS – and how to respond to them – make the headlines with plans to […]

September 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
Community nursing and increased responsibilities for those in the Primary Care sector

Community nursing and increased responsibilities for those in the Primary Care sector

It’s no secret that the NHS, as it nears the end of its seventh decade, is under unprecedented pressure. Growing financial problems, a nursing shortage and the junior doctor contract dispute are just the tip of the iceberg; as a population we’re rightly concerned about this most treasured of institutions. Many have argued that one […]

August 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
How can we ensure long-term sustainability of the NHS?

How can we ensure long-term sustainability of the NHS?

The House of Lords Committee on the Long-term Sustainability of the NHS has today called for submissions to its inquiry as it tries to identify what the NHS of the future may look like. The Committee’s inquiry comes as NHS commissioners and providers wrestle with an annual deficient of £1.85bn and imminent demographic changes promise […]

July 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care crisis as social care suffers a £950 million funding gap

Care crisis as social care suffers a £950 million funding gap

New Prime Minister Theresa May’s government needs urgently to get to grips with the unprecedented crisis enveloping social care, the Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA) warned, as figures released in a report from directors of adult social services across England reveal a £930 million funding gap for 2016/17.   The report says the flexibility given […]

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