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The value of investing in social care

Briefing 21/10/2021

What are the benefits of further funding for reform to adult social care in England? Nuffield Trust joins forces with the Health Foundation and The King's Fund to set out the potential benefits of finally tackling the challenges facing the sector.

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Troubling situation in A&E services is bellwether for pressure across the NHS and care system

Press release 14/10/2021Nuffield Trust

Sarah Scobie responds to the latest NHS performance stats from NHS England and NHS Improvement.

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What happened to those Brexit medicines shortages?

Blog post 29/09/2021Mark Dayan

Long read: Before the UK left the EU’s single market at the start of this year, many warned of the risk of medical supply shortages. But did that prove to be the case? Mark Dayan takes a closer look at what’s happened since January 1st, and looks ahead to what might happen in fu...

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Chart of the week: How many women in prison in England give birth each year?

Data story 22/09/2021

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. With a report published this week on the tragic death of a newborn baby at HMP Bronzefield, how much is actually known about pregnant women in prisons in England? In this chart, Miranda Davies lo...

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Chart of the week: How much of the health and care levy will social care receive and what is this intended to do?

Data story 10/09/2021

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. This week, Camille Oung looks at how much funding social care in England will receive from the new health and care levy. Will social care’s share realistically be enough for what it’s meant t...

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Checking the NHS’s reality: the true state of the health service’s finances

Blog post 20/08/2021Sally Gainsbury

Sally Gainsbury takes a forensic look at the current NHS finances – showing how trusts in England are on course to spend almost £5 billion more in the next financial year than was anticipated when funding levels were set. She argues that a heavy dose of realism is needed ahead of the new spending...

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Nuffield Trust: Covid and backlog pressure on NHS causing alarming situation in emergency care

Press release 12/08/2021Nuffield Trust

Sarah Scobie responds to the latest NHS monthly performance statistics.

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After the dust settles: some overlooked and underappreciated aspects of the NHS pay settlement

Blog post 11/08/2021Billy Palmer

The recent NHS pay settlement in England alluded to the importance of recognising the extraordinary efforts of health service staff during the Covid-19 crisis. But how well does the settlement actually reflect the pandemic? Billy Palmer takes a closer look at what was agreed, what it might mean for...

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Nuffield Trust: NHS trusts face unfunded spending pressures of £5bn in coming year

Press release 08/08/2021

Forthcoming analysis provided exclusively to the Observer warns it is more realistic to assume it could take at least 5 years to close the financial gap.

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Social care funding: complex but not impossible

Blog post 02/08/2021Laura Schlepper | Natasha Curry

Debate over social care reform in England continues to focus on funding, with the recent suggestion of a rise in national insurance contributions the latest to seemingly become politically difficult. So is a solution to this thorny issue impossible? Natasha Curry and Laura Schlepper argue that count...

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