The Nuffield Trust is an independent health think tank. We aim to improve the quality of health care in the UK by providing evidence-based research and policy analysis and informing and generating debate.
The NHS is struggling to maintain the large and diverse body of qualified staff required to deliver its services effectively. Without change, the NHS will find it very difficult to maintain or improve standards of care.
This spotlight brings together our body of work on general practice and provides an overview of the current trends and debates occurring in the sector.
Increased demand, staff burnout and deteriorating patient experience are threatening the stability of general practice. With frustration around access to appointments sitting at the heart of low public satisfaction with the NHS, we felt that this was the right time to take a closer look at what the problems are within general practice, and what are the lessons to learn from them. As part of our mi...
Each week, we take a look at a different chart that addresses a vital issue around health and care, presenting our analysis of the data to illustrate key issues and invite discussion.
Here we collect our responses to recent fiscal events, including the new funding settlement for the NHS announced in July, along with our previous work exploring the major financial and funding issues facing the health service.