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Chart of the week: Covid-19 test and trace programme is still a leaky system

Data story 22/09/2020

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. With the delayed NHS Covid contact tracing app slated to launch later this week, Billy Palmer takes another look at the pipeline of the test and trace programme, and finds a system still weighed...

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Covid-19 in prisons: fewer cases than feared but it’s not the whole story

Blog post 22/09/2020Dr Miranda Davies | Eilís Keeble

While there have been fewer cases of Covid-19 cases in prisons than initially feared, rates of the virus have still been higher than in the wider community. Miranda Davies and Eilís Keeble look at why that might be, and the wider implications of lockdown restrictions on prisoners’ physical and me...

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Digital and face-to-face consultations: finding the right balance

Blog post 21/09/2020Dr Rebecca Rosen

The issue of high demand for face-to-face GP appointments has been in the news recently, after a major shift towards remote consultations during the pandemic. Rebecca Rosen explores the matter further, and argues the case for balance and some key principles.

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Building a planning capability in the NHS

Blog post 18/09/2020Richard Darch | Nigel Edwards | Helen Buckingham

Long read: Planning, both as a function and a process, has been evident across the NHS since 1948, but has it somewhat lost its way over the last 20 years? Richard Darch, Nigel Edwards and Helen Buckingham look back at how things were once done in the health service, and argue the c...

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Healthcare-associated infections

Indicator 17/09/2020

We analyse changes in annual counts of healthcare-associated infections, as well as weekly numbers of acute respiratory infection outbreaks in hospitals and care homes.

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Emergency readmissions

Indicator 17/09/2020

This indicator looks at patients who are readmitted to hospital in an emergency within 30 days of discharge.

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Injuries due to falls

Indicator 17/09/2020

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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Venous thromboembolism

Indicator 17/09/2020

We examine rates of venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk assessment and deaths from VTE-related events after discharge from hospital.

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Hospital cleanliness

Indicator 17/09/2020

We examine results from the Adult Inpatient Survey, looking at hospital ward cleanliness.

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Safety culture

Indicator 17/09/2020

This indicator uses data from the NHS Staff Survey to look at safety culture in the NHS.

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