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NHS funding choices and the 2017 General Election

Briefing 22/05/2017

We set out different scenarios about possible future spending on the NHS in England including an analysis and comparison of the latest pledges from the three main parties' manifestos.

Winter Insight: The ambulance service

Briefing 07/04/2017

The ambulance service has come to be a totemic symbol of the NHS in England, free at the point of use and available to all. It represents the fundamental duty of care at the heart of the health service and is an expression of the dedication of NHS staff. In our final winter briefing, we look at thes...

Winter Insight: NHS 111

Briefing 22/02/2017

An analysis of how NHS 111 has fared, especially over the winter period. It finds that the service seems to steer people away from emergency services, though there is great variability across England. In some areas, NHS 111 is likely too risk averse, as it is connecting more people to the ambulance...

What's behind delayed transfers of care?

Briefing 08/02/2017

Nigel Edwards explores what the data tells us about delayed transfers of care and busts some myths about how to prevent them.

Creating a sustainable workforce: The long-term sustainabili...

Briefing 05/01/2017

This note sets out the Nuffield Trust’s views on key questions concerning the House of Lord's Committee’s investigation of the sustainability of the NHS over the next fifteen years. It updates oral evidence given to the Committee on 8 November 2016 by Candace Imison, Director of Policy.

Brexit and health and social care

Briefing 17/11/2016

The Nuffield Trust submission to the Health Select Committee Inquiry in late 2016.

The Autumn Statement: Joint statement on health and social c...

Briefing 08/11/2016

At the end of 2015, our three organisations came together to provide an independent assessment of what the Spending Review would mean for the NHS and social care.

Funding health and social care: House of Lords committee on...

Briefing 01/11/2016

This note sets out the Nuffield Trust’s views on key questions concerning the House of Lord's Committee’s investigation of the sustainability of the NHS over the next fifteen years. It updates oral evidence given to the Committee on 6 September 2016 by Prof John Appleby, Director of Research and...

Understanding patient flow in hospitals

Briefing 11/10/2016

This briefing draws on theories about congestion to look at why the aim that 95% of patients attending A&E should be admitted, discharged or transferred within four hours has become more difficult to meet, and what can be done about it.

Is the NHS financially sustainable?

Briefing 22/09/2016

John Appleby examines recent data from the Office for Budget Responsibility, which provides valuable insight into how health spending will evolve in the future.