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Nuffield Trust comments on Combined Performance Summary and GP Patient Survey

News and opinion 09/08/2018

This summer’s heatwave has caused severe strain on the NHS with significant spikes in A&E attendances and admissions.

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Technology in general practice needs careful implementation

News and opinion 09/08/2018Dr Rebecca Rosen

Following on from her previous blog this week, Rebecca Rosen looks at why GPs can be hostile about technologies they might find helpful, and proposes four ways to overcome the doubts.

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Combined Performance Summary: June – July 2018

News and opinion 09/08/2018Jessica Morris

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Will a robot replace me as a GP?

News and opinion 07/08/2018Dr Rebecca Rosen

Rebecca Rosen gives a GP’s perspective on adapting to new technologies, and explains why the professional judgement of the doctor is still vital.

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Over the edge: a no deal Brexit and the NHS

News and opinion 02/08/2018Mark Dayan

With speculation growing about the possibility of no formal agreement being reached during Brexit negotiations between the UK and the EU, Mark Dayan explores what crashing out without a deal could mean for the NHS.

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Unpaid carers: informal yet integral

News and opinion 01/08/2018Sarah Scobie

Sarah Scobie takes a look at the results of the national carers’ survey and argues that whatever happens next with social care, informal carers will still play a central role – we need to recognise and support them more.

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Childhood obesity: a bolder new plan but still lacking in ambition

News and opinion 26/07/2018Dr Rakhee Shah

With the second chapter of the childhood obesity plan recently published, Dr Rakhee Shah argues it’s a step in the right direction but rues its failure to go further.

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Trusted measures: analytical resources for integrated care

Resource 24/07/2018

Are you looking for examples of indicators for integrated care, or how to use predictive models? Here we signpost you to analytical approaches that we have developed at the Nuffield Trust, explaining how they could be used by integrated care systems. We also run through the challenges and opportunit...

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Matt Hancock must use his time in office wisely

News and opinion 24/07/2018Nigel Edwards

Nigel Edwards looks at where the new health secretary could make a real difference following his recent appointment, while arguing there are other areas where he shouldn’t focus his attention.

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