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The health and care levy: what does it mean for social care?

Blog post 17/09/2021Natasha Curry

After the recent announcement of an extra tax to fund adult social care in England and to help the NHS recover from the pandemic, Natasha Curry takes a closer look at what it means for the social care sector. This blog was originally published in the BMJ on 10 September.

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Chart of the week: The rise of over four-hour A&E waits across the UK

Data story 15/09/2021

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. This week, John Appleby and Sarah Scobie look at how each UK country has performed against the 95% A&E four-hour waiting target over the past decade.

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Chart of the week: How much of the health and care levy will social care receive and what is this intended to do?

Data story 10/09/2021

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. This week, Camille Oung looks at how much funding social care in England will receive from the new health and care levy. Will social care’s share realistically be enough for what it’s meant t...

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Additional funding alone not enough for momentous recovery task ahead for health and care services

Press release 09/09/2021Nuffield Trust

Sarah Scobie responds to the latest NHS monthly performance statistics.

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NHS performance summary: July-August 2021

Latest data 09/09/2021Jessica Morris

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

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Care providers, care users and workers will feel short-changed by proposed health and social care levy and reform

Press release 07/09/2021Nuffield Trust

Natasha Curry responds to today's announcement by the government.

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Planning and Evaluating Remote Consultation Services: A New Conceptual Framework Incorporating Complexity and Practical Ethics

Journal article 02/09/2021

As 'remote by default' becomes the norm for healthcare consultations, this study presents a new framework, Planning and Evaluation Remote Consultation Services (PERCS), to evaluate primary care services.

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Chart of the week: How does patient experience of general practice vary with deprivation?

Data story 26/08/2021

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. With the recently published 2021 GP Patient Survey providing an insight into patient experience during the pandemic, Jessica Morris takes a closer look at how the results varied across areas with...

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Checking the NHS’s reality: the true state of the health service’s finances

Blog post 20/08/2021Sally Gainsbury

Sally Gainsbury takes a forensic look at the current NHS finances – showing how trusts in England are on course to spend almost £5 billion more in the next financial year than was anticipated when funding levels were set. She argues that a heavy dose of realism is needed ahead of the new spending...

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The NHS needs to ensure better working conditions and opportunities for the neglected clinical support workforce

Press release 20/08/2021

Access to high quality mental health services could be put at risk if the experiences of clinical support staff working in these services continue to be overlooked.

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