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Covid-19 has highlighted many issues in the social care system in the last year, but providers of these vital services are still often ignored. This report highlights the systemic problems with the way the provider market for social care operates in England.
The NHS is the largest employer of ethnic minority staff in England with over 225,000 employees. Issues around equality are important, but how is this reflected in staff pay? This research report examines the differences in basic pay between ethnic minority staff and White staff employed by the NHS - by occupation, pay system and band.
We are working with colleagues at the London School of Economics to learn from how social care systems in different countries faced Covid-19, and are beginning to recover.
A retrospective database study looking looking at 14,224,908 attendances at consultant-led ED departments operated by 41 NHS trusts in England between January 2019 and June 2020.
Children under the age of five accounted for 10% of emergency attendances and 9% of emergency admissions in 2018/19, despite representing less than 6% of the population – what might some of the factors behind this be? This research summary by Eilís Keeble and Dr Elizabeth Fisher considers some of the data and service-related issues that may be affecting this troubling observation. A further research appendix provides further charts and analysis that look at the issue in more depth.
With the prospect of a deal still very much hanging in the balance, the UK's transition period for leaving the European Union ends in a matter of days on 31 December 2020. This major new report maps out the health areas that will be affected by this decisive exit from the Union and discusses the dilemmas faced by the health sector in the face of such huge legislative changes.
This scrolling data story analyses the rapid adoption, during the pandemic, of digital technology for delivering NHS care.
Even before the pandemic, rural and remote health services faced long-standing workforce, financial and capacity issues. So how are those same services faring in the face of the biggest health crisis in generations? This analysis assesses the outlook for these vital providers of care.