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Chart of the week: The knowns and unknowns of NHS Test and Trace

Data story 07/07/2020

Each week, we'll be taking a look at a different aspect of the Covid-19 pandemic, presenting our analysis in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. This week, Billy Palmer looks at the available data on the NHS's much-discussed Test and Trace system – and finds this essent...

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Strategic health authorities and regions: lessons from history

Report 02/07/2020Nigel Edwards | Helen Buckingham

With NHS England and NHS Improvement now a single entity, having seven regional teams to carry out work on the ground, what can be learned from previous incarnations of the NHS that relied on regional bodies? A new report by Nigel Edwards and Helen Buckingham asks the people who were there to provid...

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Chart of the week: Covid-19's impact on public finances and government borrowing

Data story 02/07/2020

Each week, we'll be taking a look at a different aspect of the Covid-19 pandemic, presenting our analysis of the data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. This week, John Appleby highlights the immense changes to government finances in recent months precipitated by the...

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Chart of the week: The steep rise and slow decline of Covid-19 cases across the UK

Data story 23/06/2020

Each week, we'll be taking a look at a different aspect of the Covid-19 pandemic, presenting our analysis of the data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. This week, John Appleby compares peaks in confirmed coronavirus cases in different areas of the UK, finding that pr...

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Chart of the week: The alarming drop in referrals from GPs to hospital services since the Covid-19 outbreak

Data story 18/06/2020

Each week, we'll be taking a look at a different aspect of the Covid-19 pandemic, presenting our analysis of the data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. This week, Jessica Morris highlights how the fallout from Covid-19 and calls to scale back services to protect the...

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Chart of the week: Black NHS staff are underrepresented in senior management roles

Data story 11/06/2020

Each week, we present a chart that addresses a vital issue dominating global conversations around health care and society as a whole. This week, Lucina Rolewicz and Jonathan Spencer highlight the disproportionately low representation of black people working in senior positions in hospitals and commu...

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Here to stay? How the NHS will have to learn to live with coronavirus

Briefing 02/06/2020

As the number of Covid-19 hospital admissions gradually declines, policy attention is turning to how the NHS can restart some more routine activities. But doing this while living alongside Covid-19 will involve major practical challenges that will need to be overcome. This new discussion paper by Ni...

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Chart of the week: How many people in your area are being 'shielded' from coronavirus?

Data story 28/05/2020

Each week, we'll be taking a look at a different aspect of the Covid-19 pandemic, presenting our analysis of the data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. This week, Eilís Keeble and Sarah Scobie look at the variation across the country in people who have been designat...

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Chart of the week: Peak in weekly deaths during pandemic is among highest on record, even with lockdown measures

Data story 21/05/2020

Each week, we'll be taking a look at a different aspect of the Covid-19 pandemic, presenting our analysis of the data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. This week, Billy Palmer and John Appleby take a look at how the number of weekly deaths we have been seeing during...

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NHS history

Spotlight 19/05/2020

It is sometimes said that as a large and highly complex organisation, the NHS must pay more heed to the lessons that history offers when forming new policies. Here we collect together a variety of our resources and analysis that use history to aid understanding.

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