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    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 […]

    23rd November 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 […]

    18th November 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 […]

    10th November 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 […]

    24th October 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 […]

    30th September 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 […]

    5th September 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 […]

    25th August 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 […]

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