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

News and opinion 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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Comprehensive geriatric assessment: needs assessment tool

Research 06/09/2018Dr Elizabeth Fisher | Eilís Keeble | Joshua Kraindler

The Nuffield Trust has developed a tool to help providers and commissioners of care in England assess the needs of frail older people being cared for in hospital.

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The Hospital Frailty Risk Score

News and opinion 21/08/2018Professor Simon Conroy

Alongside our new tool published today, a guest blog from Professor Simon Conroy discusses the advantages of being able to identify older people at risk in hospitals, and how it could make a real difference.

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Unpaid carers: informal yet integral

News and opinion 01/08/2018Sarah Scobie

Sarah Scobie takes a look at the results of the national carers’ survey and argues that whatever happens next with social care, informal carers will still play a central role – we need to recognise and support them more.

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How technology can help people with MS take control

News and opinion 10/07/2018Sophie Castle-Clarke

Alongside the new report today, author Sophie Castle-Clarke looks at the digital ways in which people with MS can take better control of their care – and why we can’t overlook the importance of patients becoming confident when it comes to technology.

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The NHS at 70: What’s the problem with social care, and why do we need to do better?

Research 26/06/2018Ruth Thorlby | Anna Starling | Catherine Broadbent | Toby Watt

To mark the BBC's coverage of the NHS's 70th birthday in July 2018, researchers from the Health Foundation, the Institute for Fiscal Studies, The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust have joined forces for the first time, using combined expertise to shed light on some of the big questions on the NHS...

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Equity of outcomes: why we must do better

News and opinion 16/05/2018Helen Buckingham

Helen Buckingham looks at the recent findings from the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review Programme, and asks what will it take for health leaders to once and for all put in place services that meet the needs of everyone who uses them.

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Following in the footsteps of Japan: making social care reform happen

News and opinion 09/05/2018Natasha Curry

Alongside our new report, Natasha Curry looks back at the history of attempts to reform social care in England, and discusses learning points from Japan's system that might help us to ensure the green paper marks a turning point for social care over here.

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Funding adult social care: what can England learn from other countries?

Event 09/05/2018 • 09.15–10.45Natasha Curry | Jonathan McShane | José-Luis Fernández

A joint event by the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group and the Nuffield Trust.

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

Research 09/05/2018Natasha Curry | Sophie Castle-Clarke | Nina Hemmings

In anticipation of the green paper this summer, what lessons can be drawn from a country that has demonstrated it is possible to achieve fundamental social care reform despite formidable demographic, economic and social pressures?

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