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Nuffield Trust: Striking absence of a plan for long-term recovery of health and social care services in the Budget

Press release 03/03/2021Nuffield Trust

Nigel Edwards responds to the 2021 Budget delivered today.

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Nuffield Trust statement on Health and Care White Paper

Press release 11/02/2021Nuffield Trust

Nigel Edwards responds to today's Health and Care White Paper.

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Five traps to avoid in a new round of NHS legislation

Blog post 18/01/2021Mark Dayan | Helen Buckingham | Natasha Curry | Sarah Reed | Nigel Edwards | Dr Elizabeth Fisher | Camille Oung

Long read: With proposals having been made for a significant legislative overhaul of the English health service, in this long read we look at both history and current trends to highlight the traps that need to be avoided if any reforms are to be successful.

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Chart of the week: From horribilis in 2020 to mirabilis in 2021?

Data story 23/12/2020

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. In our final chart of this year, we use Google Trends data to take a light-hearted look at what's been occupying us during 2020 – finding that the coronavirus has dominated our internet search...

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Understanding the impact of Brexit on health in the UK

Report 22/12/2020Mark Dayan | Nick Fahy | Professor Tamara Hervey | Martha McCarey | Holly Jarman | Prof Scott L Greer

With the prospect of a deal still very much hanging in the balance, the UK's transition period for leaving the European Union ends in a matter of days on 31 December 2020. This major new report maps out the health areas that will be affected by this decisive exit from the Union and discusses the dil...

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Rural, remote and at risk: Why rural health services face a steep climb to recovery from Covid-19

Report 11/12/2020Billy Palmer | Lucina Rolewicz

Even before the pandemic, rural and remote health services faced long-standing workforce, financial and capacity issues. So how are those same services faring in the face of the biggest health crisis in generations? This analysis assesses the outlook for these vital providers of care.

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How are different countries balancing care during the latest Covid wave?

Blog post 07/12/2020Sarah Reed

Long read: Earlier this year, Sarah Reed assessed how different countries were trying to resume health services following the first wave of Covid-19. In this long read, she looks at how different health systems are coping with the dual challenge of winter and another wave of the cor...

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Chart of the week: Weekly deaths once again exceeding 20-year average during pandemic’s second wave

Data story 03/12/2020

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. This week, as the second wave of coronavirus leads to the start of another major spike in overall deaths, John Appleby and Billy Palmer take a look at historic trends in weekly mortality and find...

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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 contact tracing in a local area and the ti...

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