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Social care across the four countries of the UK: what can we learn?

Blog post 18/03/2020Camille Oung

As we start a series of explainers describing the social care system in each country of the UK, lead author Camille Oung looks at what social care policy-makers in England can learn from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Reform must come with funding and clarity – and it must secure public sup...

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Summit 2020 snapshot: Dr Pippa Medcalf on how our health systems are failing homeless people

Video 28/02/2020

Dr Pippa Medcalf, RCP Lead Fellow for Health Inequalities and Inclusion Health and Consultant, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, discusses the issue of the health of homeless people, …

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Social care: the action we need

Report 28/11/2019Natasha Curry | Nina Hemmings | Camille Oung | Eilís Keeble

Social care in England is at a crossroads. All three major political parties in the 2019 general election have recognised in their manifestos that the social care system is in need of change. So what needs to be done?

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What can England learn from the long-term care system in Germany?

Report 11/09/2019Natasha Curry | Laura Schlepper | Nina Hemmings

The current social care system in England is widely regarded as unfair, complex, confusing and failing to meet growing care needs in the population. Germany was in a similar situation 24 years ago, but successfully brought about far-reaching reform. As the UK government promises to fix our social ca...

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Shifting responsibilities: who cares?

Blog post 15/08/2019Lucina Rolewicz

Following a recent survey of adult carers in England, Lucina Rolewicz examines what's behind the findings and argues what might help matters in future.

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Outcomes of hospital admissions among frail older people: a 2-year cohort study

Journal article 15/07/2019

Study to determine long-term outcomes of older people discharged from hospital following short (

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Invest early: how to improve the health of young adults with epilepsy

Blog post 05/07/2019Dougal Hargreaves | Colin Dunkley

Dougal Hargreaves and Colin Dunkley reveal the findings of a new study looking at how the quality of paediatric care can affect outcomes for young adults with epilepsy, while also reflecting on the wider lessons for improving the health of young people in the United Kingdom.

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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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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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