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Yet another case of history repeating

Blog post 29/05/2019Helen Buckingham

With poor care for people with learning disabilities once again in the news, Helen Buckingham laments the NHS’s failure to learn from what’s gone on before, while arguing that the future doesn’t have to see the same mistakes.

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Improving access out of hours: Evaluation of extended-hours primary care access hubs

Report 20/05/2019Helen Crump | Sandeepa Arora | Chris Sherlaw-Johnson | Holly Holder | Dr Alisha Davies | Silvia Lombardo

Could schemes aiming to increase the availability of primary care health care access out of hours improve the overall quality of services and patient experience in outer east London? The Nuffield Trust was commissioned by Barking, Havering and Redbridge CCGs to evaluate the impact of access programm...

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Living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and why better data is so important

Blog post 14/05/2019Sophie Castle-Clarke

Sophie Castle-Clarke describes what it’s like to live with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, the cost to the NHS of a system currently failing rare disease patients, and what can be done to improve matters.

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Comprehensive geriatric assessment for frail older people in acute hospitals: the HoW-CGA mixed-methods study

Journal article 25/04/2019

Comprehensive geriatric assessment improves outcomes for frail older people at risk in acute hospitals, but toolkits aimed at enhancing its delivery by non-specialists require prolonged geriatrician support.

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What principles should underpin the funding system for social care?

Blog post 11/04/2019Camille Oung | Laura Schlepper

While there may not be one perfect way to fund social care, Camille Oung and Laura Schlepper describe four principles that should be central to any approach.

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What should a good social care system look like?

Blog post 04/04/2019Natasha Curry

As the wait for the green paper goes on, we’ll next week publish a blog looking at the principles that best underpin an effective funding system for social care. Before then, Natasha Curry takes a step back and looks at what a good social care system might actually look like.

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How to address the challenge of multimorbidity?

Blog post 02/04/2019Dr Charlotte Paddison

With slow progress being made on a promise to redesign health care for the people who use it, Charlotte Paddison argues for two key changes in how multimorbidity is tackled.

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Using DALYs to understand young people’s health

Explainer 21/02/2019

On the back of our new report looking at health and wellbeing in adolescence and early adulthood across different countries, authors Ann Hagell and Ronny Cheung explain what a DALY is and when they can be most useful.

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Age UK’s Personalised Integrated Care Programme: Evaluation of impact on hospital activity

Report 31/01/2019Theo Georghiou | Eilís Keeble

Age UK commissioned the Nuffield Trust to conduct a detailed evaluation of a scheme providing personalised care for older people. Given the severe pressure on health and care services across England, could this scheme help local systems by reducing the numbers of people being admitted to hospital in...

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The season to be jolly? More like a bleak midwinter for social care

Blog post 21/12/2018Nina Hemmings | Natasha Curry

Natasha Curry and Nina Hemmings take a closer look at what this week’s immigration white paper might mean for social care.

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