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Ethnicity coding in English health service datasets


07/06/2021 Sarah Scobie | Jonathan Spencer | Veena Raleigh

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted ethnic disparities in health care and outcomes in England, but data on the ethnicities of patients remains poor. This report looks at the quality and consistency of ethnicity coding within health datasets and calls on NHS England to provide new guidance for health service providers and GPs.

Tackling Covid-19: A case for better financial support to self-isolate


14/05/2021 Sarah Reed | Billy Palmer | Mike Brewer | Maja Gustafsson

Asking people with Covid-19 to self-isolate is vital to keep the pandemic under control as lockdown measures ease, yet only 52% of people who have symptoms isolate. This briefing by the Nuffield Trust and the Resolution Foundation argues that financial support through schemes similar to furlough should be expanded so that workers isolating can continue to receive their full wages.

Attracting, supporting and retaining a diverse NHS workforce



We are working with NHS Employers to explore issues around equality, diversity and inclusion in the workforce.

10 practical lessons for implementing digital innovations - learning from the Care City test bed


06/05/2021 Chris Sherlaw-Johnson | Nadia Crellin | Rachel Hutchings | Camille Oung | Lucina Rolewicz | Stephanie Kumpunen | Sarah Scobie

Digital health innovations are often seen as 'ready made' solutions to challenges facing health and care systems but despite their potential, implementing these technologies can be complex. This summary highlights ten lessons for those working to integrate technology into health and social care services. The findings are based on a large-scale evaluation of digital technologies being implemented in health and social care in East London.

Fractured and forgotten? The social care provider market in England


16/04/2021 Natasha Curry | Camille Oung

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 ethnicity pay gap in the English NHS


13/04/2021 John Appleby | Laura Schlepper | Eilís Keeble

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.

Social Care COVID Recovery & Resilience: Learning from international responses



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.

Evaluation of remote monitoring models during the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK: overview and Phase 2



Phase 2 of RSET and BRACE's study of remote monitoring models for Covid-19 patients explores the second wave of the pandemic.

Impact of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and associated lockdown measures on attendances at EDs in English hospitals

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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.

Can variation help to explain the rise in emergency admissions for children aged under five up to 2018/19?


22/01/2021 Eilís Keeble | Dr Elizabeth Fisher

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.