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Chart of the week: The growth in infection outbreaks during 2020 that led to school closures in 2021

Data story 14/01/2021

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. Having looked at acute respiratory outbreak data as schools returned in September 2020, Elizabeth Fisher returns to the same issue today to look at the growth in outbreaks in schools and universi...

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Measuring mortality during Covid-19: a Q&A

Blog post 14/01/2021Sarah Scobie

With another lockdown underway for most of the UK, Sarah Scobie answers some key questions on how mortality figures are collected and measured during the pandemic. This explainer was originally published last May, was updated again in October, and has now been updated further to reflect the latest d...

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Nuffield Trust: Yet worse to come as Covid-19 pressure builds for health services in the new year

Press release 14/01/2021Nuffield Trust

Sarah Scobie responds to the latest monthly performance figures and weekly sit rep data from NHS England and NHS Improvement.

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NHS performance summary: November-December 2020

Latest data 14/01/2021Jenny Davies

Our monthly round-up of the latest NHS performance data.

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Nuffield Trust response to latest ONS mortality statistics

Press release 12/01/2021

Sarah Scobie responds to the weekly mortality stats from the Office for National Statistics for the week ending 1 January 2021.

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To solitude: Learning from other countries on how to improve compliance with self-isolation

Blog post 12/01/2021Sarah Reed | Billy Palmer

Long read: The Covid-19 vaccination campaign brings much hope, but it’s clear that for the foreseeable future we also very much need to control transmission. One key way to do so is effective self-isolation, but data suggests that adherence in the UK with self-isolation rules is l...

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What should we expect for medical supplies in 2021?

Blog post 30/12/2020Martha McCarey

Martha McCarey follows on from our recent report on the impact of Brexit on health in the UK by assessing what we should now look out for on medical products. This blog was originally published on 30 December, and has been updated to reflect that the UK has now left the EU single market.

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Brexit deal reduces uncertainty for health and care but major difficulties remain

Press release 24/12/2020

Mark Dayan comments on the UK and EU trade deal and its impact on the NHS.

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Chart of the week: From horribilis in 2020 to mirabilis in 2021?

Data story 23/12/2020

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. In our final chart of this year, we use Google Trends data to take a light-hearted look at what's been occupying us during 2020 – finding that the coronavirus has dominated our internet search...

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What should shape the expansion of multi-professional teamwork in general practice?

Blog post 23/12/2020Dr Rebecca Rosen | Professor Martin Marshall

While teamwork in general practice between different medical professionals has been the norm for many years, there are questions on how everyone can best work together. A blog from Rebecca Rosen and Professor Martin Marshall highlights the key issues for consideration to shape a growth in teamwork.

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