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Nuffield Trust: Wellbeing of staff must be at forefront of efforts to recover record waiting list

Press release 13/05/2021

Sarah Scobie responds to the latest monthly NHS performance statistics from NHS England and NHS Improvement.

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NHS performance summary: March-April 2021

Latest data 13/05/2021Jessica Morris

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

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Chart of the week: Diversity in recruitment to the NHS

Data story 12/05/2021

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. With it recognised that the NHS workforce could be more inclusive and diverse, Billy Palmer looks at two years’ worth of job applications in the health service and assesses the variation in the...

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Transparent processes with a human touch: the essentials of good waiting list management

Blog post 11/05/2021Dr Rebecca Rosen

As record numbers of people wait for planned treatment, how to manage and prioritise NHS waiting lists will not be easy. Rebecca Rosen describes five ways in which the process can best respond to the emotional and practical needs of patients and staff. There are also a number of ethical issues to co...

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Questions of fairness: how should the NHS prioritise people waiting for care?

Blog post 11/05/2021Rachel Hutchings | Dr Polly Mitchell

Before Covid-19, the NHS waiting list was not insignificant, but the effects of the pandemic have led to record numbers waiting for treatment – including many more waiting over a year. With an accompanying blog from Rebecca Rosen looking at the practical challenges involved in managing and priorit...

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Nuffield Trust: Further delay to social care reform a betrayal of commitments made by government

Press release 11/05/2021

Our Deputy Director of Policy Natasha Curry responds to the Queen's Speech.

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Implementing technology in health and social care: lessons from the Care City test bed

Blog post 06/05/2021Rachel Hutchings

The increased use of technology has been vital in how health and social care services have responded to Covid-19, and it will play a key role in the recovery from the pandemic too. As we today publish new research on making the best use of digital health innovations, Rachel Hutchings highlights thre...

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10 practical lessons for implementing digital innovations - learning from the Care City test bed

Report 06/05/2021Chris Sherlaw-Johnson | Nadia Crellin | Rachel Hutchings | Camille Oung | Lucina Rolewicz | Stephanie Kumpunen | Sarah Scobie

Digital health innovations are often seen as 'ready made' solutions to challenges facing health and care systems but despite their potential, implementing these technologies can be complex. This summary highlights ten lessons for those working to integrate technology into health and social care serv...

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Stillbirths and other adverse outcomes for babies in Britain during the pandemic

Blog post 04/05/2021Dr Elizabeth Fisher

Covid-19’s impact on all health services has caused concern about its effect on those whose health need is nothing to do with the virus – worries that have extended to maternity care. In this blog, Liz Fisher assesses the evidence around stillbirths and other adverse outcomes for babies in Brita...

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Cancelled operations

Indicator 29/04/2021

We analyse data on cancelled elective operations.

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