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Health Policy Summit 2019

28/02/2019

Our annual Health Policy Summit, now in its eleventh year, will be held on 28 February and 1 March 2019 at Beaumont Estate Hotel in Windsor. 

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Rethinking acute medical care in smaller hospitals

Report 04/10/2018Louella Vaughan | Nigel Edwards | Candace Imison | Ben Collins

Smaller hospitals are struggling with workforce shortages, spiralling costs and increasingly complex models of care for acutely ill patients. This major new report outlines a set of radical new approaches for running acute medical services in these institutions and suggests we should avoid assuming...

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Changes to staffing patterns at A&E could improve viability of smaller hospitals, research suggests

Press release 04/10/2018

Encouraging groups of clinicians to pool their capacity at the hospital ‘front door’ could help solve chronic workforce shortages and spiralling costs.

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Comprehensive geriatric assessment: needs assessment tool

Research 06/09/2018Dr Elizabeth Fisher | Eilís Keeble | Joshua Kraindler

The Nuffield Trust has developed a tool to help providers and commissioners of care in England assess the needs of frail older people being cared for in hospital.

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Nuffield Trust comments on Combined Performance Summary and GP Patient Survey

Press release 09/08/2018

This summer’s heatwave has caused severe strain on the NHS with significant spikes in A&E attendances and admissions.

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Developing robust estates strategies: Challenges and opportunities

Report 19/06/2018Helen Buckingham | Sarah Harvey | Laurie McMahon

A report based on our learning from the past year on developing effective estates strategies in the NHS – including practical suggestions for national bodies, local systems and third party advisors.

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Building for the future: putting people at the heart of estates plans

Blog post 19/06/2018Helen Buckingham

As we publish our new report, Helen Buckingham looks at some of the main challenges and opportunities around developing robust estates strategies – and issues a reminder that they must revolve around people.

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Winter 2017/18: the worst ever for the NHS?

Blog post 24/05/2018Dr Elizabeth Fisher | Leonora Merry

Long read: Whether the recent winter was the worst ever for the NHS in England has been asked a lot. Liz Fisher and Leonora Merry explore further.

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Our response to new data briefing on NHS winter pressures

Press release 04/04/2018

Briefing shows hospitals in England have been opening an average of 5-and-a-half extra hospitals’ worth of beds every day this winter.

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Successfully improving the interface between hospitals and social care

Blog post 27/03/2018Stephanie Kumpunen

Alongside our new report today, Stephanie Kumpunen looks at what lessons can be learned from local areas to help more effective collaboration between health and social care.

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