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NHS history

Spotlight 19/05/2020

It is sometimes said that as a large and highly complex organisation, the NHS must pay more heed to the lessons that history offers when forming new policies. Here we collect together a variety of our resources and analysis that use history to aid understanding.

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Dramatic drop in A&E numbers reflects people putting off urgent care because of Covid-19, Nuffield Trust warns

Press release 14/05/2020

People may be putting off seeking care because of Covid-19 infection fears and worries of burdening overstretched NHS staff.

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Chart of the week: Covid-19 kills people in the most deprived areas at double the rate of those in the most affluent

Data story 06/05/2020

Each week, we'll be taking a look at a different aspect of the Covid-19 pandemic, presenting our analysis of the data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. This week, Billy Palmer looks at how deaths from Covid-19 seem to affect the most deprived areas of England disprop...

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Risky numbers: the national reporting of Covid-19

Blog post 14/04/2020Billy Palmer

Daily government bulletins provide us with important numbers during the pandemic on how Covid-19 is affecting the British public, and how many people have lost their lives. But numbers are sometimes difficult to interpret, argues Billy Palmer, and there may be ways to ensure the reporting can make p...

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The Nuffield Trust Summit 2020

28/02/2020

Our 12th annual Summit is now complete. Catch up on video highlights and interviews with some of the speakers here.

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Summit 2020 snapshot: Helen Buckingham on the coronavirus and how well equipped the NHS is

Video 28/02/2020

Helen Buckingham, Director of Strategy at Nuffield Trust, discusses the coronavirus Covid-19, the NHS's experiences of preparation with swine flu a decade ago, and its ability to withstand a large …

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Locked out? Prisoners' use of hospital care

Report 26/02/2020Dr Miranda Davies | Lucina Rolewicz | Laura Schlepper | Femi Fagunwa

It is widely known that prisons in England are crowded and facing severe difficulties, but the health and health care use of the prisoners within has received little attention. Drawing on over 110,000 patient hospital records for prisoners at 112 prisons, this study provides the most in-depth look t...

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Poorest get worse quality of NHS care in England, new research finds

Press release 23/01/2020

New QualityWatch analysis finds people living in the most deprived areas of England experience a worse quality of NHS care and poorer health outcomes than people living in the least deprived areas.

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Worrying winter performance figures as 12 hour trolley waits top the thousands

Press release 09/01/2020

Nuffield Trust responds to the latest NHS England Combined Performance Summary and Winter Situation Reports.

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Soaring temperatures in July took their toll on patients and staff

Press release 08/08/2019

Nigel Edwards responds to the latest performance figures for the NHS, which saw a record number of people turning up to A&E.

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