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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How will Brexit affect the UK’s response to coronavirus?

Report

14/10/2020 Mark Dayan

As the European Council meets to review the state of negotiations on the future EU-UK partnership, a new Nuffield Trust briefing assesses how leaving the single market might affect UK health and social care services just as they are grappling with a second wave of Covid-19 and the biggest health crisis of our times.

Review of attitudes towards non-medical careers in the NHS: Implications for mental health careers

Report

09/10/2020 Billy Palmer | Claudia Leone | Rachel Hutchings

What are the prevailing attitudes towards non-doctors working in health services, and specifically mental health services? This literature review, commissioned by the National Workforce Skills Development Unit, aims to understand the drivers behind views of non-medical mental health professionals and provides some recommendations for informing future promotional campaigns in order to address the recruitment of students into non-medical careers.

Laying foundations: Attitudes and access to mental health nurse education

Report

08/10/2020 Billy Palmer | Rachel Hutchings | Claudia Leone

Mental health nursing is a vital and varied profession, accounting for over a third of the mental health workforce in England. Yet the numbers choosing to study to join the profession are unable to meet sharply rising demand. This major new report, commissioned by NHS Employers and the Mental Health Network, looks at ways more people might be attracted to apply to study mental health nursing – and reasons why numbers are currently limited.

Specialised neurology

Report

01/10/2020 Nigel Edwards

NHS England’s Specialised Commissioning team lead a national programme aimed at improving specialised adult neuroscience services in England. The work programme seeks to support emerging regional teams as well as Integrated Care Systems in the NHS, through establishing ‘what good looks like’ for specialised neuroscience services for a local population. This briefing is on specialised neurology. 

Neurosurgery

Report

01/10/2020 Nigel Edwards

NHS England’s Specialised Commissioning team lead a national programme aimed at improving specialised adult neuroscience services in England. The work programme seeks to support emerging regional teams as well as Integrated Care Systems in the NHS, through establishing ‘what good looks like’ for specialised neuroscience services for a local population. This briefing is on neurosurgery.

North Central London adult elective orthopaedic services review: Nuffield Trust assessment against the Mayor’s six tests

Report

16/09/2020 Sally Gainsbury | Nigel Edwards | Helen Buckingham | Dr Simona Baracaia | Dr Rebecca Rosen

In 2017, following the Nuffield Trust/King's Fund report into London’s five sustainability and transformation plans, the Mayor announced six tests to be met before support could be given to any health service reconfiguration proposals in London. The Nuffield Trust was recently commissioned by the Mayor's office to apply those six tests to a set of proposals developed by five North Central London CCGs and five NHS provider trusts currently providing adult elective orthopaedic surgery in north central London. This review provides the results of this assessment.

The impact of Covid-19 on the use of digital technology in the NHS

Report

27/08/2020 Rachel Hutchings

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in the adoption of digital technology in the NHS and changes to the way services are delivered at an incredible pace. So as the health service works hard to get back to something like normality, are all the elements of this sea change in digital practice positive, or do some adaptations need further scrutiny before they become more deeply embedded?

Maternity services in smaller hospitals: a call to action

Report

25/08/2020 Nigel Edwards | Louella Vaughan | Billy Palmer

In rural and remote areas, the closure of maternity units can mean longer transfer times and poorer support for obstetric emergencies, but the viability of smaller maternity units is often questioned. This working paper discusses the issues affecting the delivery of safe and effective maternity services and serves as a call to action for areas of improvement that are within the control of employers and national organisations.

A cross-sectional study to examine risk factors associated with childhood obesity (short title)

Journal article

03/08/2020

Full title: 'A cross-sectional study using the Childhood Measurement Programme for Wales to examine population-level risk factors associated with childhood obesity'

Pre-hospital specialist triage of potential stroke patients using digital technology

Project

01/08/2020

A rapid service evaluation to capture learning and impact of innovations prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic.