Nigel Edwards reflects on a visit to Tameside and Glossop CCG, which has recently improved its performance in a number of areas. He argues that three things in particular struck him about how they do things – and that we should be wary of thinking such models can be simply copied elsewhere.
Following the announcement this week of extra funding for NHS hospitals, Nigel Edwards takes a closer look at the accompanying Health Infrastructure Plan, and argues it leaves a number of important areas unresolved.
Natasha Curry, our Deputy Director of Policy, welcomes a plan to address England’s crumbling social care system, but says more detail is needed, with the proposal for it just to apply to those over 65 years old representing a missed opportunity.
With our new report on the long-term care system in Germany following our review last year of how things are done in Japan, author Natasha Curry looks at the factors that prompted change in those countries. Will the social care system in England be able to follow suit?
The current social care system in England is widely regarded as unfair, complex, confusing and failing to meet growing care needs in the population. Germany was in a similar situation 24 years ago, but successfully brought about far-reaching reform. As the UK government promises to fix our social ca...
With Brexit still dominating the news headlines, one thing constantly mentioned is the Northern Irish backstop, with the new Prime Minister adamant it must be removed from any Brexit deal. But what would this mean for the NHS, if it were to happen? Mark Dayan gives his expert view.