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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 new GP plan is much better than the headlines suggest – but it’s only the beginning

Blog post 15/10/2021Dr Rebecca Rosen | Dr Charlotte Paddison

Headlines this week would not have done much to convince GPs that they are trusted or appreciated, but beyond the headlines is a real issue. Rebecca Rosen and Charlotte Paddison argue that the system of accessing care isn’t working well for staff or for many patients, and there is much in this wee...

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What happened to those Brexit medicines shortages?

Blog post 29/09/2021Mark Dayan

Long read: Before the UK left the EU’s single market at the start of this year, many warned of the risk of medical supply shortages. But did that prove to be the case? Mark Dayan takes a closer look at what’s happened since January 1st, and looks ahead to what might happen in fu...

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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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Checking the NHS’s reality: the true state of the health service’s finances

Blog post 20/08/2021Sally Gainsbury

Sally Gainsbury takes a forensic look at the current NHS finances – showing how trusts in England are on course to spend almost £5 billion more in the next financial year than was anticipated when funding levels were set. She argues that a heavy dose of realism is needed ahead of the new spending...

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After the dust settles: some overlooked and underappreciated aspects of the NHS pay settlement

Blog post 11/08/2021Billy Palmer

The recent NHS pay settlement in England alluded to the importance of recognising the extraordinary efforts of health service staff during the Covid-19 crisis. But how well does the settlement actually reflect the pandemic? Billy Palmer takes a closer look at what was agreed, what it might mean for...

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The mental health workforce: challenges facing the NHS

Blog post 10/08/2021Lucina Rolewicz

Demand for mental health services is increasing in England, particularly due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But the NHS mental health workforce is struggling to meet the demand for care. Lucina Rolewicz looks at workforce numbers and considers how the NHS can make mental health careers more accessible an...

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