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Are the needs of people with multiple long-term conditions being met?

Blog post 20/11/2020Lucina Rolewicz | Sarah Scobie

Health services face major challenges in meeting the requirements of people with long-term conditions like heart disease and diabetes – and these challenges multiply in those with multiple conditions. So what does the evidence have to say about whether people with long-term conditions themselves f...

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How has Covid-19 impacted on cardiovascular services and patients?

Blog post 21/10/2020Rachel Hutchings

The coronavirus has caused significant disruption to NHS services, which may have been particularly felt by those with a long-term condition. Rachel Hutchings takes a closer look at what it’s been like for people living with heart disease, and stresses the importance of understanding patients’ e...

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Measuring mortality during Covid-19: a Q&A

Blog post 20/10/2020Sarah Scobie

As a second wave of Covid-19 infections is underway in the UK, Sarah Scobie answers some key questions on how mortality figures are collected and measured during the pandemic. How do the numbers relate to the daily figures reported, and are all the extra deaths due to the coronavirus? This explainer...

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Mental health nurse education: perceptions, access and the pandemic

Blog post 08/10/2020Claudia Leone

With World Mental Health Day this Saturday, our new report today discusses how more people might be attracted to apply to study mental health nursing, and the reasons why they might currently be less likely to do so. Co-author Claudia Leone picks out some of the key findings.

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Covid-19 in prisons: fewer cases than feared but it’s not the whole story

Blog post 22/09/2020Dr Miranda Davies | Eilís Keeble

While there have been fewer cases of Covid-19 cases in prisons than initially feared, rates of the virus have still been higher than in the wider community. Miranda Davies and Eilís Keeble look at why that might be, and the wider implications of lockdown restrictions on prisoners’ physical and me...

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Much more to do: Understanding the impact of technology in social care

Blog post 17/09/2020Lucina Rolewicz

The past few months have further exposed the differing fortunes of the NHS and social care, not least around technology and data. Drawing on our Test Bed project, Lucina Rolewicz describes the limitations of the social care data landscape, and how those receiving care could benefit if improvements w...

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Chart of the week: Home deaths account for as many excess deaths since start of the pandemic as deaths in care homes

Data story 16/09/2020

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. This week Sarah Scobie looks at the continued high numbers of people dying at home, even as hospital deaths return to close-to-average levels, and discusses what reasons might lie behind the cont...

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A social care cap must sit alongside reform to the entire system

Blog post 09/09/2020Natasha Curry

Often mentioned as one possible solution to social care’s problems is a cap on how much an individual would have to pay towards their care over a lifetime. But would it help fix the sector’s woes? Natasha Curry gives the expert view. This blog was originally published in Prospect on 7 September.

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Safety in maternity services: factors to consider

Blog post 25/08/2020Louella Vaughan

An inquiry into the safety of maternity services was recently announced by the Health and Social Care Committee. Which factors should be under consideration, and what we do know already? Louella Vaughan reflects on insights from a workshop on the subject.

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Social care reform: what is the vision?

Blog post 31/07/2020Natasha Curry | Nina Hemmings

Social care has been in the news this week, but what is the vision for it? With the sector having seemingly never been so prominent in public and political discussions, Natasha Curry and Nina Hemmings once more ask the key questions.

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