Tag: Nuffield Trust

    England could learn lessons from Japan to address social care crisis

    England could learn lessons from Japan to address social care crisis

    The Government can learn important lessons from the Japanese social care system in achieving public buy-in, an easy to navigate system and a strong focus on prevention of loneliness and ill health, experts suggest today.   These are the key findings from the Nuffield Trust report, What can England learn from the long-term care system […]

    9th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Alzheimer’s Society comments on Japanese care model

    Alzheimer’s Society comments on Japanese care model

    TODAY Wednesday 9th May, Nuffield Trust publishes a report arguing that the English social care system can learn from the Japanese model. The authors highlighted the following key learning points: Universal access to care, not dependent on where a person lives. An easily navigated system A long-term commitment to the prevention of loneliness and ill […]

    9th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    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
    Brext ‘no deal’ will seriously damage the NHS

    Brext ‘no deal’ will seriously damage the NHS

    A ‘no deal’ Brexit would do serious damage to an already overstretched NHS, the Nuffield Trust warns today. Without deals in place to guarantee the rights of EU staff, secure vital cross border treatment in Northern Ireland and safeguard access to lifesaving drugs, equipment and vital medical products, patients could bear the brunt of a […]

    7th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    North south divide in dental health

    North south divide in dental health

    There is a divide in good dental health between northern and southern England as well as rich and poor, according to a new report published by the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation. While significant improvements have been made in improving people’s dental health over time, this progress risks stalling if appropriate action isn’t taken […]

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    CQC report State of Care brings comments from across the care industry

    CQC report State of Care brings comments from across the care industry

    This year’s State of Care shows that, thanks to the efforts of staff and leaders, the quality of health and social care has been maintained despite very real challenges and the majority of people are getting good, safe care. But future quality is precarious as the system struggles with complex new types of demand, access […]

    10th October 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
    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 […]

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    Nuffield Trust comments on Theresa May’s social care u-turn

    Nuffield Trust comments on Theresa May’s social care u-turn

    Responding to Theresa May’s announcement that a Conservative government would include a cap on care costs in a social care green paper, Nuffield Trust Chief Executive Nigel Edwards said:   “It is good that these proposals now include a lifetime cap. This goes some way to addressing one of the big problems with the social […]

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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
    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
    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
    Budget 2017 brings an extra £2bn for social care-Comments

    Budget 2017 brings an extra £2bn for social care-Comments

    Chancellor Philip Hammond has delivered his first Budget, which the Treasury says will prepare Britain for a “new chapter” in its history after Brexit. The Local Government Association says councils with responsibility for social care are facing a funding gap of £2.6bn by 2020 and the entire system stands on the “brink of collapse” without an […]

    8th 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
    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 […]

    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.  […]

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