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Comprehensive geriatric assessment improves outcomes for frail older people at risk in acute hospitals, but toolkits aimed at enhancing its delivery by non-specialists require prolonged geriatrician support.
The aim of this project is to understand trends and patterns in the vital signs of patients on admission to hospital, with a particular focus on patients who have been admitted in an emergency. We hope that this work will provide insights into the scope for safely reducing patients’ length of stay.
The workforce challenges currently facing the health service pose a threat to the delivery and quality of care over the next 10 years. In advance of the NHS's workforce implementation plan later this year, the Nuffield Trust has joined forces with the Health Foundation and The King's Fund to outline a detailed and costed set of solutions for overhauling how the NHS recruits and keeps its staff, provided this can be backed by £900m a year in investment.
Nuffield Trust and The King's Fund present results and analysis from the annual British Social Attitudes survey. This year's data shows that the British public’s satisfaction with the NHS is at its lowest level in over a decade.
Adolescents and young adults make up around a fifth of the UK population, yet the significance of this age group is sometimes overlooked in health policy-making. So how does the UK fare when compared internationally on a range of outcomes measuring the health and wellbeing of this age group?
Age UK commissioned the Nuffield Trust to conduct a detailed evaluation of a scheme providing personalised care for older people. Given the severe pressure on health and care services across England, could this scheme help local systems by reducing the numbers of people being admitted to hospital in an emergency?
It is generally acknowledged that small, rural NHS health care providers face higher costs than larger, urban areas. For a number of years the NHS has adjusted financial allocations to account for these unavoidable variations in costs in different parts of the country. However, our review for the National Centre for Rural Health and Care suggests these adjustments may not be compensating enough to avoid some rural trusts facing increased difficulties.
This scrolling story breaks down a range of indicators to see whether there is evidence that integrated care is actually happening in a way that benefits patients.
In advance of the publication of the NHS long-term plan, we've joined forces with the Health Foundation and The King's Fund to highlight the scale of workforce challenges now facing the health service and the threat this poses to the delivery and quality of care over the next 10 years.
The report describes our key findings on the impact of improved access upon continuity of care, and provides a series of recommendations for commissioners and policy-makers.