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Prisoner health: a Q&A with Miranda Davies

Blog post 20/10/2021Dr Miranda Davies

As we today publish our new research on prisoner health, lead author Miranda Davies talks through some of the report’s main findings and how worried we should be about them.

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The adult social care workforce: next in the Secretary of State’s in-tray or last on the agenda?

Blog post 18/10/2021Nina Hemmings

Ahead of next week’s Spending Review, Nina Hemmings describes how this year has been even worse than previous years for social care. The reality for the 1.5 million staff in the sector is that they cannot wait for the next white paper or delayed promise of reform – they need immediate and coordi...

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What has been the impact of Covid-19 across the UK countries?

Blog post 15/10/2021Sarah Scobie

While every health service across the United Kingdom has faced unprecedented pressures over the past year and a half, UK-wide reporting has masked any differences in peaks and troughs across the four countries. In this explainer, Sarah Scobie takes a closer look at the pandemic across the UK so far...

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The cost of specialist palliative care in the community: a scoping review

Project 05/10/2021

We aim to review the evidence on cost of specialist palliative care delivered in the community in order to improve commissioning of these services.

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Developing the digital skills of the social care workforce

Report 30/09/2021Camille Oung | Lucina Rolewicz | Nadia Crellin | Stephanie Kumpunen

Adult social care roles suffer from poor retention rates, but could digital technologies hold the answer to enabling skill development and improved job satisfaction in the sector? This summary explores how domiciliary care agencies have trained staff to use digital technology in order to monitor the...

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The health and care levy: what does it mean for social care?

Blog post 17/09/2021Natasha Curry

After the recent announcement of an extra tax to fund adult social care in England and to help the NHS recover from the pandemic, Natasha Curry takes a closer look at what it means for the social care sector. This blog was originally published in the BMJ on 10 September.

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Tapping into the potential: putting mental health clinical support staff in the spotlight

Blog post 20/08/2021Lucina Rolewicz

Despite it being estimated that up to 10 million people in England will need new or additional mental health support because of the pandemic, relatively little is known about mental health clinical support staff. Alongside our new report, Lucina Rolewicz takes a closer look at who they are, what lif...

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Social care funding: complex but not impossible

Blog post 02/08/2021Laura Schlepper | Natasha Curry

Debate over social care reform in England continues to focus on funding, with the recent suggestion of a rise in national insurance contributions the latest to seemingly become politically difficult. So is a solution to this thorny issue impossible? Natasha Curry and Laura Schlepper argue that count...

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Will the third Covid-19 wave overwhelm the NHS?

Blog post 26/07/2021Sarah Scobie

Covid-19 restrictions in England may now have been lifted, but it is very clear that the pandemic is not yet over. The numbers of people admitted to hospital have been increasing in recent weeks, as have deaths from the virus. This explainer from Sarah Scobie looks at what the third wave might mean...

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Plans for social care reform must not leave unpaid carers out in the cold

Blog post 02/07/2021Dr Charlotte Paddison

Seven in 10 unpaid carers have provided more care during the pandemic, but at what cost to them? As the debate about social care reform continues to focus on a potential cap on care costs, Charlotte Paddison argues that unpaid carers must not be forgotten.

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