1. Why extending GP hours won’t solve the A&E crisis

    16 Jan 2017
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    Dr Rebecca Rosen examines why extending GP opening hours might actually worsen the winter crisis currently facing A&E.

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  2. Brexit means... an uncertain future for the NHS?

    12 Jan 2017
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    As 2017 gets into full swing, the attention of politicians is likely to be absorbed by the Brexit negotiations. But with the NHS in turmoil – and many...
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  3. Readmission rates: what can we learn from the Netherlands?

    11 Jan 2017
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    As part of a research internship at the Nuffield Trust, Femke van der Brug compared hospital readmission rates in English hospitals to those in her native Netherlands, and made some striking findings. 

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  4. Black alert? Or many shades of OPEL

    6 Jan 2017
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    Nigel Edwards unpacks our new analysis on OPELs - a new system designed to help the NHS better understand winter pressures. Latest OPEL figures reveal a third of hospitals in December issued serious alerts about their ability to meet patient pressures. 

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  5. Understanding hip fracture: it’s not about bones

    3 Jan 2017
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    The experiences of hip fracture patients tell us a lot about the quality and coordination of care for older people. Here Dr Jenny Neuburger outlines what research can tell us about hip fracture care, and what we still do not know. 

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  6. Nuffield Nominations: good reads from 2016

    22 Dec 2016
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    Here, our experts Nigel Edwards and Candace Imison share what they’ve been reading (and listening to) this year.

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  7. Highlights from 2016: 12 Christmas reads

    21 Dec 2016
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    We've compiled a round up of our best content from 2016 - with six short reads and six long reads to see you through the christmas and new year period. 

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  8. The Winter Insight: beds pressures

    16 Dec 2016
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    Kicking off a new data series on winter presssures, John Appleby presents the findings of a new analysis of bed occupancy levels from NHS England situation reports for last winter. The analysis suggests that the NHS could be on track for a very difficult winter this year.

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  9. The UK must improve its approach to medical management

    (Guest blogger)
    12 Dec 2016
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    David Evans, Chief Executive at Northumbria NHS Foundation Trust, responds to our recent report on doctor-manager relations, and ponders the implications of Jeremy Hunt's recently announced plans to create more clinical managers. 

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  10. How can we improve access to children’s mental health services?

    5 Dec 2016
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    Lucia Kossarova examines what can be done to address the worrying barriers to mental health services for children and young people. 

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  11. What does the future hold for clinical directors in the NHS?

    (Guest blogger)
    1 Dec 2016
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    In this comment piece, Dr Alison Powell and Professor Huw Davies focus on one aspect of their recent research on the doctor-manager relationship: the future of the clinical director.

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  12. What do we know about STPs so far?

    25 Nov 2016
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    Many sustainability and transformation plans have now been published, setting out how local areas intend to close the financial gap while transforming services for their population. Here, Nigel Edwards assesses what we already know about the plans. 

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  13. ISO what? Keeping research data safe

    24 Nov 2016
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    Access to patient data is integral to the Nuffield Trust's research. But with data sharing a highly contentious issue in recent years, it's important that stringent measures are taken to protect the privacy of the public. Here Dr Miranda Davies outlines what data security means for both patients and researchers. 

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  14. Can we solve the nursing workforce crisis?

    21 Nov 2016
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    The crisis in recruitment, retention and morale for NHS nurses poses a grave challenge for the health service. Candace Imison outlines some of the solutions that emerged following our recent Daring to ask debate with the NHS Confederation. 

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  15. How 'thinking like a patient' helped us get our patients online

    (Guest blogger)
    18 Nov 2016
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    Dr Aumran Tahir, Founder of GP Collaboration AT Medics, reflects on the culture change they embarked on in order to get their patients using online bookings and other services. 

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  16. Why the NHS must tackle digital exclusion

    (Guest blogger)
    17 Nov 2016
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    Adam Micklethwaite of Tinder Foundation argues that, unless digital exclusion is addressed, many people across the country will be unable to benefit from the digital transformation of health and other public services. 

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  17. Is patient technology just what the doctor ordered?

    16 Nov 2016
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    Will patient-facing technology be the salvation of the health service, or is it just a distraction? Sophie Castle-Clarke weighs up the evidence from her new report. 

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  18. Making the most of clinical data

    15 Nov 2016
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    Following our data conference, Jenny Neuburger unpacks some of the opportunities and pitfalls of using routine clinical data to monitor quailty of care. 

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  19. The morale maze

    27 Oct 2016
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    Following discussions at this year’s political party conferences, Nuffield Trust Chief Executive Nigel Edwards and Royal College of Surgeons Chief Clare Marx discuss how we might improve workforce morale in the NHS. 

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  20. Making patient flow everybody’s business

    (Guest blogger)
    26 Oct 2016
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    Rob Sainsbury of Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust explains how the trust went from struggling with A&E performance and flow issues to being a top national performer in just one year.

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