1. 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...

  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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.

  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Focus on: A&E attendances

    24 Jul 2014

    This report from our QualityWatch programme, in partnership with the Health Foundation, looks at patterns of A&E activity, the nature of the increased demand and what has driven waiting times...

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  14. Health leaders survey results 1: finance

    10 Jul 2014

    Access the results from our first health leaders survey, which focused on the key issue of finance

  15. Into the Red? The State of the NHS' Finances

    10 Jul 2014

    This report shows that, after holding up well under austerity since 2010, the NHS’ finances are starting to come under severe financial pressure.

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  16. Meeting need or fuelling unnecessary demand? Understanding the impact of improved access to primary care

    30 Jun 2014

    This briefing studies the effects of demand for services of improved access to primary care.

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  17. A decade of austerity in Wales? The funding pressures facing the NHS in Wales to 2025/26

    17 Jun 2014

    This report explores rising cost pressures on the NHS in Wales, and options for reducing the funding gap.

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  18. Use of health and social care by people with cancer

    2 Jun 2014

    This report presents the results of our study into the primary, secondary and social care use of people diagnosed with cancer.  

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  19. Focus on: Antidepressant prescribing

    28 May 2014

    This report from our QualityWatch programme, in partnership with the Health Foundation, examines the trends in antidepressant prescribing in English primary care from 1998 to 2012. 

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  20. Care Bill: Consideration of amendments, House of Lords

    7 May 2014

    The House of Lords is set to scrutinise MPs’ amendments to the Care Bill. This briefing gives key facts and outlines our position on the Better Care Fund and Trust Special Administration.

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