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Chart of the week: The over-representation of Black people as restricted patients in secure hospitals

Data story 27/05/2022

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. People with severe mental health problems who are in contact with the criminal justice system can be held as restricted patients in hospitals if they have been assessed as needing treatment. Mira...

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Support at the end of life: The role of hospice services across the UK

Report 23/05/2022Eilís Keeble | Sarah Scobie | Rachel Hutchings

Covid-19 created huge disruption to end of life care services, with many thousands more people dying at home than previously. Hospices play a vital role supporting people and their families at the end of life, but little is known about how these services are being delivered and the issues they are g...

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Nuffield Trust: UK hospices adapt to huge pandemic shake-up to end of life care

Press release 23/05/2022

With an increasing number of people dying at home, there is a need to ensure services are properly supported.

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End of life care explained: what is it, how is it provided, and what are the challenges?

Explainer 23/05/2022

When the time comes, everyone will need care at the end of life. Alongside our new report today on the role of hospice services across the UK, this explainer from Sarah Scobie and Rachel Hutchings takes a closer look at end of life care.

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Supporting patient engagement with digital health care innovations: Lessons from the Care City test bed

Report 05/05/2022Rachel Hutchings | Chris Sherlaw-Johnson

Health apps and digital tools have the potential to help alleviate some of the huge pressures the NHS faces from Covid-19, the backlog of care and rising demand. But introducing these tools into health care and supporting people to use them is never a quick fix, and they will not work for everyone....

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Virtual wards and Covid-19: An explainer

Explainer 14/03/2022

'Virtual wards' have existed for a number of years, but Covid-19 has led to further research and pilot schemes exploring their use. How have they been used during the pandemic and what does the future hold? This explainer by Holly Walton and Naomi Fulop provides some answers.

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Digital primary care: Improving access for all? Rapid evidence review

Report 04/02/2022Dr Charlotte Paddison

With so many changes to way patients access care at their GP surgery, including a shift to online booking, 'total triage', and remote consultations - are these changes to primary care a move in the right direction? This evidence review looks at international and UK evidence to draws together key ins...

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Integrating health and social care: A comparison of policy and progress across the four countries of the UK

Report 14/12/2021Sarah Reed | Camille Oung | Jenny Davies | Mark Dayan | Sarah Scobie

The integration of health and social care has been a long-standing policy priority in each country of the UK. However, there is limited evidence these policies are delivering the results expected of them. This report looks at the impact of integration across the four countries and compares the polic...

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Elective backlog and ethnicity:

Project 08/12/2021

Is there variation in “lost activity” and treatment rates for common procedures between ethnic groups?

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Fit for the future: What can the NHS learn about digital health care from other European countries?

Report 24/11/2021Rachel Hutchings | Sarah Scobie | Nigel Edwards

The rapid increase in the use of technology during the Covid-19 pandemic shows that digital health technology will be a fundamental part of health system recovery and for preparing for the future. In this report, we examine the approach that five European countries have taken to implementing digital...

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