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John Appleby responds to March's Combined Performance Summar...

Press release 11/05/2017

Several measures are heading in the right direction but the number of admissions to hospital are still a cause for concern.

Number of ambulance diverts from A&E doubled this winter

Press release 07/04/2017

Analysis finds A&E units closed to ambulances almost 500 times in just three months this winter.

Nuffield Trust responds to January Combined Performance Summ...

Press release 09/03/2017

John Appleby comments on the latest NHS England performance figures.

Our response to extra funding for health and social care in...

Press release 08/03/2017

Nigel Edwards responds to the announcement of extra money for the NHS and social care in the Spring Budget.

NHS 111 sending increasing number of callers to A&E and ambu...

Press release 22/02/2017

Numbers of NHS 111 callers sent to emergency services vary significantly around the country.

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...

Black alert? Or many shades of OPEL

Comment 06/01/2017Nigel Edwards

Nigel Edwards unpacks our new analysis on OPELs - a new system designed to help the NHS better understand winter pressures. Latest OPEL figures reveal a third of hospitals in December issued serious alerts about their ability to meet patient pressures.

Winter hospital bed pressures

Explainer 16/12/2016

Kicking off a new data series on winter presssures, John Appleby presents the findings of a new analysis of bed occupancy levels from NHS England situation reports for last winter. The analysis suggests that the NHS could be on track for a very difficult winter this year.

Pressure on NHS beds could risk patient safety, Nuffield Tru...

Press release 16/12/2016

Five entire hospitals’-worth of extra beds had to be opened every day last winter.

Our response to September's NHS Combined Performance Summary

Press release 10/11/2016

Our response to the NHS Combined Performance Summary for September.