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Smaller hospitals: deserving of support at every level

Blog post 14/02/2020Louella Vaughan

Smaller hospitals provide care to nearly half the population of England and are often the linchpin of rural communities. Yet their position is precarious despite recent pledges to tailor operating models to meet their needs more equitably. Dr Louella Vaughan has edited a special edition of...

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NHS figures show new government must take rapid action

Press release 13/02/2020

January saw some signs of relief for the health service, but the NHS remains miles off meeting the main targets to see people in a timely way.

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Combined Performance Summary: December 2019 - January 2020

Latest data 13/02/2020Jenny Davies | Jessica Morris

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

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Recruiting nurses from overseas: the main challenges facing trusts

Blog post 06/02/2020Claudia Leone

With staff shortages in the NHS well known, one essential way of getting new nurses is to attract them from other countries. Claudia Leone takes a closer look at the main issues that trusts face when recruiting nurses from abroad.

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NAO report a stark reminder of the fragile financial state of the NHS - Nuffield Trust

Press release 05/02/2020Nuffield Trust

Sally Gainsbury responds to new NAO report on NHS financial management and sustainability.

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In Memoriam: Professor John Wyn Owen CB

Announcement 04/02/2020

The Nuffield Trust is sad to learn of the death of a former Secretary and Trustee, Professor John Wyn Owen CB.

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A public policy blind spot? The possible futures of the social care workforce

Blog post 04/02/2020Nina Hemmings

Long read: With last week’s Migration Advisory Committee report offering recommendations ahead of an immigration white paper, Nina Hemmings takes a closer look at what it all might mean for social care – drawing on key lessons from overseas.

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Radical surgery on waiting lists in Northern Ireland is long overdue

Blog post 30/01/2020Prof. Deirdre Heenan | Mark Dayan

While waiting times have struggled across the UK in recent times, the situation is much worse in Northern Ireland. Is there a way to turn things around? Deirdre Heenan and Mark Dayan give the expert view.

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Are patients told about medication side effects?

Indicator 29/01/2020

This indicator uses survey data to explore whether patients are told about medication side effects to watch for.

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Injuries due to falls

Indicator 29/01/2020

This analysis explores the percentage of hip fractures that were the result of an inpatient fall, and how prompt hip fracture surgery is.

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