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Going it alone: health and Brexit in the UK

Report 20/12/2021Mark Dayan | Martha McCarey | Professor Tamara Hervey | Nick Fahy | Prof Scott L Greer | Holly Jarman | Ellen Stewart | Dan Bristow

After nearly a year out of the Single Market and Customs Union, Brexit is still fuelling uncertainty in many aspects of health and social care. This report looks at six key areas that are being impacted, what has already happened and what NHS, government and business figures expect for the future.

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Integrating health and social care: A comparison of policy and progress across the four countries of the UK

Report 14/12/2021Sarah Reed | Camille Oung | Jenny Davies | Mark Dayan | Sarah Scobie

The integration of health and social care has been a long-standing policy priority in each country of the UK. However, there is limited evidence these policies are delivering the results expected of them. This report looks at the impact of integration across the four countries and compares the polic...

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Fit for the future: What can the NHS learn about digital health care from other European countries?

Report 24/11/2021Rachel Hutchings | Sarah Scobie | Nigel Edwards

The rapid increase in the use of technology during the Covid-19 pandemic shows that digital health technology will be a fundamental part of health system recovery and for preparing for the future. In this report, we examine the approach that five European countries have taken to implementing digital...

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Attracting, supporting and retaining a diverse NHS workforce

Report 08/11/2021Nina Hemmings | Helen Buckingham | Camille Oung | Billy Palmer

The vital work of the NHS would be impossible without the contribution of a broad range of people, and a diverse and inclusive workforce ensures better care for patients. Yet despite considerable efforts and initiatives, it is clear that issues such as discrimination and harassment are present at ev...

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Injustice? Towards a better understanding of health care access challenges for prisoners

Report 21/10/2021Dr Miranda Davies | Eilís Keeble | Rachel Hutchings

Many prisoners still struggle to access hospital services despite their significant health care needs, and early data suggests the pandemic has worsened access further. In this report, we consider new evidence relating to pre-existing health conditions before prison, the use of remote consultation,...

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Overseas nurse recruitment and the NHS

Report 04/10/2021Billy Palmer | Claudia Leone | John Appleby

The recruitment of nurses from overseas is vital for securing the staff we need in order to meet ambitious national goals to expand the workforce - but what are the benefits and costs? This major new research commissioned by NHS England and NHS Improvement explores the business case for overseas rec...

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6 practical lessons for implementing technology in domiciliary care

Report 30/09/2021Lucina Rolewicz | Camille Oung | Nadia Crellin | Stephanie Kumpunen

The social care sector could benefit from the use of digital innovations to enhance the delivery of care, but there are considerable barriers which block widespread adoption. This report sets out six key lessons for policy makers and commissioners for successful implementation of digital technologie...

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Developing the digital skills of the social care workforce

Report 30/09/2021Camille Oung | Lucina Rolewicz | Nadia Crellin | Stephanie Kumpunen

Adult social care roles suffer from poor retention rates, but could digital technologies hold the answer to enabling skill development and improved job satisfaction in the sector? This summary explores how domiciliary care agencies have trained staff to use digital technology in order to monitor the...

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Untapped? Understanding the mental health clinical support workforce

Report 20/08/2021Billy Palmer | Lucina Rolewicz | Nina Hemmings | John Appleby

NHS clinical support staff are particularly important to mental health services and while they usually deliver the bulk of hands-on care, they are often undervalued. This report examines the profile of mental health clinical support staff and discusses how issues around recruitment and retention can...

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The right track: Participation and progression in psychology career paths

Report 08/07/2021Billy Palmer | Laura Schlepper | Nina Hemmings | Nadia Crellin

Despite psychology being a popular subject to study at degree level, staffing mental health services remains hugely challenging. With ambitions to grow the numbers of psychologists and psychotherapists by 2023/24, this report looks at the size and make up of the workforce of those with a background...

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