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Social care reform remains little more than an aspiration as workforce crisis deepens

Press release 04/08/2022Nuffield Trust

Natasha Curry responds to the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Select Committee report on the long-term funding for Adult Social Care.

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Patient-initiated follow-up: does it work, why it matters, and can it help the NHS recover?

Explainer 04/08/2022

The NHS’s elective recovery strategy includes a target of moving 5% of outpatient attendances to patient-initiated follow-up (PIFU) pathways by March next year. But what exactly is PIFU? As the NHS prepares to scale it up nationally, Sarah Reed and Nadia Crellin explain more about what it is, the...

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Chart of the week: staff vacancies and shortfalls in the NHS

Data story 03/08/2022

After last week’s cross-party parliamentary report on the NHS and social care workforce painted a bleak picture on staffing vacancies, Billy Palmer describes how the word “vacancy” does not always reveal the full extent of the problem. He shows how more detailed data on nurses and midwives all...

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Failure to adequately plan for workforce putting patient care at risk

Press release 25/07/2022Nuffield Trust

Billy Palmer responds to the Health and Social Care Select Committee's report on the health and social care workforce.

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Pregnant and postnatal women in prison: a Q&A

Interview 21/07/2022Dr Miranda Davies | Kirsty Kitchen

We spoke to Miranda Davies, author of our new report on female prisoners' use of hospital services, and Kirsty Kitchen of Birth Companions. What is prison like for pregnant and postnatal women and what can be done to improve things?

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Samira Ben Omar

Trustee TrusteeNuffield Trust

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Inequality on the inside: Using hospital data to understand the key health care issues for women in prison

Report 19/07/2022Dr Miranda Davies | Rachel Hutchings | Eilís Keeble

Is good-quality health care being provided for women in prison? As the government proceeds with plans to build 500 more prison places for women, this new Nuffield Trust analysis uses HES data to look at women prisoners' use of hospital services, finding that they face a series of challenges and risk...

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Kirsty Kitchen

Head of Policy and CommunicationsBirth Companions

Kirsty is Head of Policy and Communications at Birth Companions.

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