Research

Research into the UK's health system is one of our core activities and has been since we were founded over 70 years ago. We undertake projects that will provide evidence on key areas of health and social care and which build upon our established areas of expertise.

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Stopping the staff we need? Migration choices in the 2019 general election

Report

04/12/2019 Mark Dayan | Billy Palmer

Both Labour and the Conservatives have recognised the vital importance in this election of solving the staffing crisis that threatens the NHS and social care. But policies to end the current system of free movement from Europe after Brexit could cause a major slowdown in migration towards vital jobs in these sectors. How might these intertwined issues find equilibrium?

Social care: the action we need

Report

28/11/2019 Natasha Curry | Nina Hemmings | Camille Oung | Eilís Keeble

Social care in England is at a crossroads. All three major political parties in the 2019 general election have recognised in their manifestos that the social care system is in need of change. So what needs to be done?

NHS visual data challenge

Project

15/10/2019

Create a data visualisation on health and care inequalities and win £1000.

Delivering general practice with too few GPs

Report

11/10/2019 Dr Rebecca Rosen

With an increasing number of GPs leaving clinical practice or working part time, and many practices unable to fill vacant GP posts, this briefing presents some ideas on how general practice can continue to be provided as the shortage of GPs becomes chronic.

What can England learn from the long-term care system in Germany?

Report

11/09/2019 Natasha Curry | Laura Schlepper | Nina Hemmings

The current social care system in England is widely regarded as unfair, complex, confusing and failing to meet growing care needs in the population. Germany was in a similar situation 24 years ago, but successfully brought about far-reaching reform. As the UK government promises to fix our social care system, what can England learn from Germany's experience of reform?

Outcomes of hospital admissions among frail older people: a 2-year cohort study

Journal article

15/07/2019

Study to determine long-term outcomes of older people discharged from hospital following short (<72 hours) and longer hospital admissions compared by frailty status.

Change or collapse: Lessons from the drive to reform health and social care in Northern Ireland

Report

10/07/2019 Mark Dayan | Prof. Deirdre Heenan

Three years after Rafael Bengoa’s blueprint for improving the Northern Irish health service, this report uses interviews with health service leaders in Northern Ireland as well as outside experts and clinicians to assess which factors are helping or hindering Northern Ireland's efforts to change its health and social care system, finding that the political vacuum and culture of centralisation are impeding reform.

Achieving a digital NHS: Lessons for national policy from the acute sector

Report

31/05/2019 Sophie Castle-Clarke | Rachel Hutchings

As a new body, NHSX, becomes established to lead national policy for technology, digital and data, and with the Secretary of State firmly behind plans to create a fully digital NHS, this report seeks to understand how national policy for digitisation is working from the perspective of acute trusts. Do digital leaders feel the commitment to digital over the last two decades is helping to move things forward? And what could be done differently to support digitisation on the ground?

Improving access out of hours: Evaluation of extended-hours primary care access hubs

Report

20/05/2019 Helen Crump | Sandeepa Arora | Chris Sherlaw-Johnson | Holly Holder | Dr Alisha Davies | Silvia Lombardo

Could schemes aiming to increase the availability of primary care health care access out of hours improve the overall quality of services and patient experience in outer east London? The Nuffield Trust was commissioned by Barking, Havering and Redbridge CCGs to evaluate the impact of access programmes in these boroughs.