1. The four health systems of the UK: How do they compare?

    11 Apr 2014

    This report, published by the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation, assesses the performance of the NHS on the quality of patient care in all four UK countries since devolution.

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  2. Focus on: social care for older people

    26 Mar 2014

    This report from our QualityWatch programme, in partnership with The Health Foundation, examines the scale and scope of cuts to social services for older people in England from 2009/10 to 2012/13.

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  3. Care Bill: Report Stage, House of Commons

    10 Mar 2014

    The Care Bill is undergoing Report Stage in the House of Commons, giving every MP a chance to address and challenge the historic reforms it lays out. This briefing outlines our position and the key...

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  4. The NHS payment system: evolving policy and emerging evidence

    20 Feb 2014

    This research report reviews different approaches to payment for health services in the English NHS. It explores the evidence on whether recent payment initiatives have met their goals.

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  5. NHS payment reform: lessons from the past and directions for the future

    20 Feb 2014

    This policy response reviews different approaches to payment for health services in the English NHS. It explores the evidence on whether recent payment initiatives have met their goals.

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  6. Focus on: distance from home for emergency care

    18 Feb 2014

    This report from our QualityWatch programme, in partnership with the Health Foundation, examines changes over the last decade in the distance travelled from home to receive emergency care.

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  7. The Francis Report: one year on

    6 Feb 2014

    This report explores how acute trusts are responding to the Francis Inquiry, one year on from Robert Francis QC’s original report into the failings in Mid Staffordshire hospitals.

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  8. Care Bill: Second reading, House of Commons

    16 Dec 2013

    The Care Bill is about to undergo detailed scrutiny by Members of Parliament. This briefing provides explanation and analysis of the Bill and the policies it will enable the Government to implement.

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  9. New models of primary care: practical lessons

    12 Dec 2013

    This event report summarises a series of Nuffield Trust seminars that took place to discuss new and emerging models of primary care.

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  10. Caring for an ageing population: points to consider from reform in Japan

    27 Nov 2013

    This report explores how Japan has tried to meet the needs of its ever-growing older population through a new social care system, looking at points of interest for England.

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  11. Role of the voluntary sector in providing commissioning support

    13 Nov 2013

    This report looks at what role the voluntary sector can play in providing commissioning support to commissioners and commissioning support units, and what the challenges are.

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  12. NHS in transition: Key questions

    12 Nov 2013

    The Government’s full response to the second Francis Inquiry anchors a crucial wave of reviews and announcements on the NHS. Read our briefing which examines the key issues.

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  13. Managing financial difficulties in health economies: lessons for clinical commissioning groups

    17 Oct 2013

    This report examines why some health economies have been more successful than others in balancing their finances and outlines some key lessons for clinical commissioning groups.

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  14. Focus on hip fracture

    10 Oct 2013

    This QualityWatch report, in partnership with the Health Foundation, explores the quality of care and outcomes of treatment for hip fracture, drawing on 10 years’ of hospital inpatient activity data.

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  15. Focus on preventable admissions

    10 Oct 2013

    This report from our QualityWatch programme, in partnership with the Health Foundation, explores patterns of emergency admissions across England for people with ambulatory care sensitive conditions.

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  16. Is the quality of care in England getting better? QualityWatch Annual Statement 2013

    10 Oct 2013

    The QualityWatch Annual Statement 2013, in partnership with the Health Foundation, provides an overview of our initial research into the quality of health and social care services in England.

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  17. Personal health budgets: challenges for commissioners and policy-makers

    28 Aug 2013

    From 2014, personal health budgets will be offered to people in receipt of continuing care. This report looks at what they are, how they will work in practice, and the issues they raise.  

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  18. Clinical commissioning groups: supporting improvement in general practice

    22 Jul 2013

    This report provides an overview of the development of clinical commissioning groups prior to formal launch in April 2013, plus an assessment of the opportunities and challenges ahead.

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  19. Securing the future of general practice: new models of primary care

    18 Jul 2013

    This report from the Nuffield Trust and The King’s Fund examines the new GP organisations forming to allow care provision at greater scale.

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  20. Spending on health and social care to 2015-16

    11 Jul 2013

    After the 2013 Spending Round, public spending on health care is to be scrutinised in the first Estimates Day debate in the House of Commons. We examine the key issues underlying the debate.

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