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Chart of the week: The slow uptake of booked A&E appointments

Data story 17/06/2021

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. With growing pressure on urgent care services, Jenny Davies assesses the progress of a model first piloted last year where patients recommended to go to A&E are given a booked time slot to attend...

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Chart of the week: The performance of NHS Test and Trace in its first year

Data story 11/06/2021

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. A year since the launch of NHS Test and Trace, Billy Palmer takes a closer look at the performance of the programme in its first 12 months.

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NHS performance summary: April-May 2021

Latest data 10/06/2021Jenny Davies

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

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Nuffield Trust: Non-covid demand growing rapidly as NHS staff work hard to dent troubling waiting list

Press release 10/06/2021

Deputy Director of Research Dr Sarah Scobie responds to the latest NHS performance statistics.

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Ethnicity coding in English health service datasets

Report 07/06/2021Sarah Scobie | Jonathan Spencer | Veena Raleigh

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted ethnic disparities in health care and outcomes in England, but data on the ethnicities of patients remains poor. This report looks at the quality and consistency of ethnicity coding within health datasets and calls on NHS England to provide new guidance for heal...

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Flawed NHS records distort our view of ethnic health gaps, study shows

Press release 07/06/2021

A report from the Nuffield Trust supported by the NHS Race and Health Observatory, warns that poor data about ethnicity has obscured the true extent of ethnic disparities in the impact of Covid-19.

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Seven points of action to help address Northern Ireland's waiting list woes

Blog post 04/06/2021Mark Dayan | Prof. Deirdre Heenan

The waiting list for planned admission to hospital or a first outpatient appointment in Northern Ireland has reached almost 450,000, equivalent to almost a quarter of the population. Deirdre Heenan and Mark Dayan set out seven points of action for tackling the growing waiting list. This blog was ori...

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What impact has Covid-19 had on cancer services?

Blog post 27/05/2021Jenny Davies

We look at changes in activity in cancer services during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Cancer

Indicator update 27/05/2021Jenny Davies

In our latest update, we look at trends in the quality of cancer care.

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Chart of the week: The pathway to cancer diagnosis

Data story 27/05/2021

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. With the pandemic having had a significant impact on cancer services, in this week’s chart Jenny Davies looks at how the numbers of cancer diagnoses have changed since last March.

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