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Chart of the week: Test and Trace and tiers – what’s the connection?

Data story 25/11/2020

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. As we await a return to a tiered system of restrictions, this week Billy Palmer looks into whether there is any association between the effectiveness of contract tracing in a local area and the t...

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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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Chart of the week: The proportion of Covid-19 infections occurring within hospitals is growing as cases rise

Data story 18/11/2020

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 thorny problem of Covid-19 infections occuring when patients are already in hospital for other reasons. How significant a problem is this, and should we be wo...

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NHS performance summary: September – October 2020

Latest data 12/11/2020Jenny Davies

Our monthly round-up of the latest NHS performance data.

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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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Supporting patients to manage their long-term condition(s)

Indicator 15/10/2020

We assess the support from local services and organisations that help patients manage their long-term health condition(s).

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Supporting people in employment

Indicator 15/10/2020

What proportion of people with a mental illness, learning disability or long-term condition are employed?

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Respect and dignity

Indicator 15/10/2020

We examine whether patients feel they are treated with respect and dignity.

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Diagnostic test waiting times

Indicator 15/10/2020

We examine how long patients have to wait for a diagnostic test or procedure.

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Breastfeeding

Indicator 15/10/2020

We look at how many mothers initiate breastfeeding and how many infants continue to be breastfed six to eight weeks later.

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