1. Health in the 2015 General Election: An analysis of party manifestos

    17 Apr 2015

    This briefing provides analysis of and commentary on the manifesto pledges of the parties that have made up the opposition or government in the most recent parliament – the Conservative, Liberal...

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  2. Primary care co-commissioning: a survey of members’ views of their CCG and its role in primary care

    1 Apr 2015

    Since their formation in 2012, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have already faced formidable challenges, tasked with managing substantial commissioning budgets amid increasing financial pressure...

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  3. Health leaders survey results: 4

    19 Mar 2015

    See the full results from our fourth health leaders survey, which focused on the future of the NHS.

  4. Access to hospital care: is the NHS on target?

    13 Mar 2015

    Our fourth policy briefing in the run-up to the General Election 2015 examines how hospital trusts in England are performing against six national targets. The paper argues against the notion that...

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  5. What's behind the A&E 'crisis'?

    6 Mar 2015

    Our third policy briefing in the run up to the General Election 2015 examines the real reasons behind England’s  A&E ‘crisis’, and warns that the emphasis on the four-hour waiting time...

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  6. Health leaders survey results: 3

    19 Feb 2015

    See the full results from our third health leaders survey, which focused on rationing.

  7. Rationing in the NHS

    19 Feb 2015

    Our second policy briefing in the run up to the General Election 2015 provides an overview of the current difficulties in making decisions about rationing healthcare in England, and sets out some of...

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  8. Parliamentary briefing: building sustainable GP services

    5 Feb 2015

    On Thursday 5th February, MPs will debate the current pressure on general practice, and options for addressing it. This short briefing pulls together key findings from our work. It examines funding...

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  9. Focus on: Hospital admissions from care homes

    29 Jan 2015

    An estimated 325,000 older people live in care homes in England, representing around four per cent of the population aged 65 and over. Given that the number of older people in the UK is projected to...

  10. Risk or reward? The changing role of CCGs in general practice

    26 Jan 2015

    A report from the Nuffield Trust and The King’s Fund finds that clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) risk becoming unsustainable without changes to the way they attract leaders and adequate funding...

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  11. Now more than ever: why pharmacy needs to act

    10 Dec 2014

    Commissioned by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), this report sets out our assessment of progress made over the last year in moving pharmacy towards a wider, care-giving role. 

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  12. Provider chains: lessons from other sectors

    5 Dec 2014

    In 2014 the Secretary of State for Health appointed Sir David Dalton to undertake a review looking at the potential for providers of NHS services to develop different organisational forms, like...

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  13. Effect of the British Red Cross ‘Support at Home’ service on hospital utilisation

    21 Nov 2014

    This research evaluates the impact on hospital use and costs of a British Red Cross programme that supports individuals who have been discharged from hospital back to their own homes. In Effect of...

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  14. Health leaders survey results: 2

    4 Nov 2014

    See the full results from our second health leaders survey, which focused on out of hospital care.

  15. Is general practice in crisis?

    4 Nov 2014

    Our policy briefing provides an evidence-based overview of the current state of general practice in England, and offers policy-makers some potential solutions.

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  16. NHS and social care quality and finance briefing

    15 Oct 2014

    Members of Parliament will debate the NHS in an Opposition Day debate on Wednesday 15 October. This short briefing pulls together key findings from our work tracking the views of health and social...

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  17. Cause for concern: QualityWatch annual statement 2014

    10 Oct 2014

    The quality of health and social care services in England continues to be subject to intense scrutiny and debate.  In this second annual statement from the QualityWatch programme, we draw on...

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  18. NHS hospitals under pressure: trends in acute activity up to 2022

    6 Oct 2014

    In this analysis we look at trends in admissions and bed use over the last few years, and use population projections to explore the likely pressures on hospitals in the future.

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  19. Focus On: Allied Health Professionals

    30 Sep 2014

    This QualityWatch report, published in partnership with the Health Foundation, explores how best the quality of care delivered by allied health professionals can be measured, and presents the key...

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  20. Exploring the cost of care at the end of life

    26 Sep 2014

    In this analysis we estimate the hospital and non-hospital costs for people in the last 90 days of life. 

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