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Here to stay? How the NHS will have to learn to live with coronavirus

Briefing 02/06/2020

As the number of Covid-19 hospital admissions gradually declines, policy attention is turning to how the NHS can restart some more routine activities. But doing this while living alongside Covid-19 will involve major practical challenges that will need to be overcome. This new discussion paper by Ni...

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Quality and inequality: digging deeper

Briefing 23/01/2020

Our QualityWatch scrolling data story explores whether inequalities in the quality of care between the most and least deprived groups have changed over the last decade. Here we put the study into context and explain the findings.

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Queen’s Speech debate: health and social care

Briefing 16/01/2020

Ahead of today's debate in the House of Commons on health and social care, we sent this briefing to all members of parliament.

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Evaluating integrated care: why are evaluations not producing the results we expect?

Briefing 18/11/2019

With a number of different integrated care models not reducing hospital admissions as expected, this briefing outlines the reasons why this might be happening. It includes advice for model design and implementation, for commissioners of evaluation, and for evaluators on how to address these issues.

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Primary care networks: A pre-mortem to identify potential risks

Briefing 08/11/2019

Primary care networks were introduced in early 2019 with the intention that they would stabilise general practice and act as the bedrock of integrated care systems. However, there is a lack of clarity over how broad national ambitions can be realised locally. What pitfalls face primary care networks...

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Why a “risk pool” must underpin a social care system

Briefing 24/07/2019

Why relying on individual funding options is unlikely to provide a viable basis for the social care system.

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Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill

Briefing 02/06/2019

This briefing examines the potential impact of the Immigration Bill on the NHS and social care.

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The publication of the Long Term Plan

Briefing 14/05/2019

This short briefing takes a look at the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan in January 2019 and the ambitions and promises its set out. This briefing was originally written for the WHO/EU European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.

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England’s new general practice contract five-year framework: an investment in primary and community care

Briefing 14/05/2019

This short explainer takes a look at the changes to the GP contract made in 2019. The document was originally written for the WHO/EU European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.

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How to fund social care?

Briefing 11/04/2019

15 options for funding social care.

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