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Understanding the health of babies and expectant mothers

Explainer 06/11/2018

Progress on stillbirths and neonatal and infant mortality has slowed down in the UK in recent years. This explainer from Jessica Morris looks at the possible reasons why, and what can be done about it.

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Are the government’s targets for reducing stillbirths and neonatal deaths achievable?

Blog post 06/11/2018Jessica Morris | Dougal Hargreaves

With progress in the UK on stillbirths and neonatal and infant mortality slowing down in recent years, can we really expect the swift upturn in fortunes that are needed to meet the government’s ambitions on it? Jessica Morris and Dougal Hargreaves take a closer look.

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Nuffield Trust response on EEA workers report

Press release 05/11/2018

Social care could face a gap of up to 70,000 workers by 2025.

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Nuffield Trust comments on prison health report

Press release 01/11/2018

A lack of data means we are flying blind when it comes to understanding prisoners’ health needs and how to meet them.

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Understanding prisoners’ experience of health care to improve our research

Blog post 01/11/2018Dr Miranda Davies

With a new report today showing why the health and wellbeing of the prison population is everyone’s business, Miranda Davies looks at the issue of how prisoners feel about their health care.

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What’s really going on with nursing outside hospital?

Blog post 19/10/2018Mark Dayan | William Palmer

Mark Dayan and William Palmer argue that we should treat figures appearing to show a plummeting community nursing workforce with caution. While a real problem exists, the statistics only count a subset of the workforce, and we can’t fully see what is happening with some other staff.

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Understanding carers: a guide for local authorities

Toolkit/how-to 08/10/2018

Under the Care Act 2014, councils across England have a key role in assessing the support needs of carers. But with a recent Healthwatch report stating that those providing unpaid care are struggling to find help, Sarah Scobie pulls together sources of information to help local authorities understan...

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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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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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Minds matter: time to take action on children and young people’s mental health

Blog post 11/09/2018Dougal Hargreaves

Co-author of new research today that shows a rise in children and young people with a long-standing mental health condition, Dougal Hargreaves looks at the possible reasons behind it and what the response should be.

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