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Vive la révolution in population health management

Blog post 19/06/2019Andi Orlowski

In a guest blog, Andi Orlowski of Imperial College Health Partners explains why population health management has become so important for health systems all over the world – and why it is different from the previous approaches we have taken in public health or within the NHS.

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Not made to be measured: why evaluating integrated care initiatives is so difficult

Blog post 13/06/2019Eilís Keeble

Knowing which of the growing number of initiatives to join up care in the health service actually work for patients is crucial. Based on her experience with an earlier wave of integration initiatives – the “Pioneers” – Eilís Keeble looks at what needs to be done to make this possible.

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Inability to recruit key staff and untested standards undermine NHS technology push

Press release 31/05/2019

New Nuffield Trust report warns progress in NHS digital technology will grind to a halt without people who can actually design and use it on the ground.

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Achieving a digital NHS: Lessons for national policy from the acute sector

Report 31/05/2019Sophie Castle-Clarke | Rachel Hutchings

As a new body, NHSX, becomes established to lead national policy for technology, digital and data, and with the Secretary of State firmly behind plans to create a fully digital NHS, this report seeks to understand how national policy for digitisation is working from the perspective of acute trusts....

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Yet another case of history repeating

Blog post 29/05/2019Helen Buckingham

With poor care for people with learning disabilities once again in the news, Helen Buckingham laments the NHS’s failure to learn from what’s gone on before, while arguing that the future doesn’t have to see the same mistakes.

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Improving access out of hours: Evaluation of extended-hours primary care access hubs

Report 20/05/2019Helen Crump | Sandeepa Arora | Chris Sherlaw-Johnson | Holly Holder | Dr Alisha Davies | Silvia Lombardo

Could schemes aiming to increase the availability of primary care health care access out of hours improve the overall quality of services and patient experience in outer east London? The Nuffield Trust was commissioned by Barking, Havering and Redbridge CCGs to evaluate the impact of access programm...

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What can the NHS learn from learning health systems?

Report 15/05/2019Sarah Scobie | Sophie Castle-Clarke

Drawing on a seminar held at the Nuffield Trust and on evidence and experience from the UK and internationally, this briefing identifies opportunities for local organisations and systems to make better use of health data, and recommends ways that national policy could promote the collaboration and g...

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Living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and why better data is so important

Blog post 14/05/2019Sophie Castle-Clarke

Sophie Castle-Clarke describes what it’s like to live with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, the cost to the NHS of a system currently failing rare disease patients, and what can be done to improve matters.

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There’s no longer a catch: a new way to measure how children and young people are treated

Blog post 24/04/2019Dr Ronny Cheung

With it historically difficult to measure how health care for children and young people varies across the country, Ronny Cheung takes a look at what’s hampered progress in the past and how we might now have a breakthrough.

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The tipping point: considering the impact of the proposed changes to treatment waiting time targets

Blog post 27/03/2019Jessica Morris

The totemic 18 week target for planned care is facing a radical overhaul. Jessica Morris breaks down what a change would mean for hospitals and patients.

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