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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
Research finds dementia awareness training not enough to improve NHS experience for dementia patients

Research finds dementia awareness training not enough to improve NHS experience for dementia patients

Dementia awareness training as a single strategy will not improve dementia care in hospitals or outcomes for patients, a new study from the University of Hertfordshire, published in the online journal BMJ Open today, highlights. The research, funded by the Alzheimer’s Society, reviewed approaches to make hospital environments more dementia friendly.  The report found that […]

17th July 2017 | By | Reply More
National Dementia Audit: Important improvements in dementia care, but more support needed report finds

National Dementia Audit: Important improvements in dementia care, but more support needed report finds

Hospitals have made important changes to improve dementia care, but staff say more support is needed. Hospitals in England and Wales have made many positive changes aimed at making hospitals more “dementia-friendly”, an audit shows. Overall nearly 70% of carers rated care as excellent or very good, and 75% said that the person with dementia […]

13th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Care operators offer government advice to solve social care crisis

Care operators offer government advice to solve social care crisis

Social care providers today offered their help and advice to the Government to solve the crisis in caring for our oldest and most vulnerable people. The Independent Care Group says it welcomes the Government’s call for cross-party action to tackle the big issues like social care, Brexit and terrorism. Chair Mike Padgham has written to […]

11th 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
Rise in delayed transfers requires partnership between independent care and the NHS

Rise in delayed transfers requires partnership between independent care and the NHS

Care England, a representative body for independent care providers, has expressed frustration over the rise in delayed transfers of care figures stating that if properly engaged, the independent adult social care sector could help ensure people can be discharged from hospital safely and quickly.   Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England says: […]

24th 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
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
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 […]

30th 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
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 […]

9th February 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.  […]

29th December 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 […]

20th December 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 […]

19th December 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 […]

8th December 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 […]

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