1. Evaluation of complex health and care interventions using retrospective matched control methods

    5 Aug 2015

    The NHS is undertaking a range of initiatives that are introducing new ways of delivering care services to patients. It is becoming increasingly important for policy-makers and decision-makers to...

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  2. Viewpoint: Reconsidering accountability in an age of integrated care

    14 Jul 2015

    In a viewpoint paper authored for the Nuffield Trust, Ben Jupp, Visiting Senior Fellow and former director of public service reform at the Cabinet Office, examines the future of governance and...

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  3. Focus on: International comparisons of healthcare quality

    3 Jul 2015

    In this latest analysis from QualityWatch, a joint Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation research programme, we analyse 27 care quality indicators across 15 countries to explore what comparisons of...

  4. Transforming general practice: what are the levers for change?

    17 Jun 2015

    In this briefing, we examine the approaches and levers for change that can be utilised by policy-makers and regulators to promote change in general practice.

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  5. Health and social care priorities for the Government: 2015–2020

    2 Jun 2015

    The start of the new Parliament provides the opportunity for political and health leaders to develop a long-term plan that puts the NHS and social care system on a sustainable footing. As part of...

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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.

  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Health leaders survey results: 3

    19 Feb 2015

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

  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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...

  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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.

  20. 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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