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Social Care COVID Recovery & Resilience: Learning from international responses

Project 01/04/2021

We are working with colleagues at the London School of Economics to learn from how social care systems in different countries faced Covid-19, and are beginning to recover.

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Measuring mortality during Covid-19: a Q&A

Blog post 24/03/2021Sarah Scobie

With a year having passed since the start of the first lockdown, Sarah Scobie answers some key questions on how mortality figures are collected and measured during the Covid-19 pandemic. This explainer was originally published last May, was updated again in October and in January, and has now been u...

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Rapidly prioritising innovations in adult social care for evaluation: a Q&A with Dr Holly Walton

Blog post 15/03/2021Dr Holly Walton

Dr Holly Walton is co-author of new research published last week on rapidly prioritising innovations in adult social care for evaluation. In this Q&A we ask her more about the work, including the benefits and drawbacks of doing the research at such speed, and the possible lessons for researchers wan...

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Social care reform: running out of time and money?

Blog post 12/03/2021Nina Hemmings | Camille Oung

Social care was conspicuous by its absence in last week’s Budget, despite the troubled sector being just weeks away from having vital financial support removed. With the issue of reform also evaded once more, Nina Hemmings and Camille Oung assess where things stand.

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Covid-19 and the deaths of care home residents

Blog post 17/02/2021Sarah Scobie

Covid-19’s impact on care homes has been well documented. Nearly a year since the start of the pandemic, this explainer from Sarah Scobie looks in more detail at new data on the deaths of care home residents. The numbers have exposed the fragile state that the care sector was in before the pandemi...

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Beyond Covid-19 wave two: what now for care homes?

Blog post 17/02/2021Natasha Curry

With Covid-19 having a particularly hard impact on care homes, Natasha Curry takes a closer look at why they were hit so badly last spring, whether they have fared any better this winter, and the importance of what happens next. Her blog accompanies an explainer from Sarah Scobie, which looks in det...

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Chart of the week: Fast and fair? Understanding the variation in vaccine roll-out speed across the UK

Data story 27/01/2021

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. This week, with the UK vaccination programme now delivering several hundred thousand jabs a day, Billy Palmer looks at how the numbers that have received these jabs so far varies in different reg...

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Chart of the week: The rising tide of Covid-19 infections in our overcrowded prisons

Data story 19/01/2021

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. This week, with new data showing that coronavirus infections rose more rapidly across the prisoner population in December than they did across the general population, Dr Miranda Davies and Eilís...

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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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