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Nuffield Trust: Yet worse to come as Covid-19 pressure builds for health services in the new year

Press release 14/01/2021Nuffield Trust

Sarah Scobie responds to the latest monthly performance figures and weekly sit rep data from NHS England and NHS Improvement.

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Measuring mortality during Covid-19: a Q&A

Blog post 14/01/2021Sarah Scobie

With another lockdown underway for most of the UK, Sarah Scobie answers some key questions on how mortality figures are collected and measured during the pandemic. This explainer was originally published last May, was updated again in October, and has now been updated further to reflect the latest d...

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Chart of the week: The growth in infection outbreaks during 2020 that led to school closures in 2021

Data story 14/01/2021

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. Having looked at acute respiratory outbreak data as schools returned in September 2020, Elizabeth Fisher returns to the same issue today to look at the growth in outbreaks in schools and universi...

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To solitude: Learning from other countries on how to improve compliance with self-isolation

Blog post 12/01/2021Sarah Reed | Billy Palmer

Long read: The Covid-19 vaccination campaign brings much hope, but it’s clear that for the foreseeable future we also very much need to control transmission. One key way to do so is effective self-isolation, but data suggests that adherence in the UK with self-isolation rules is l...

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Nuffield Trust response to latest ONS mortality statistics

Press release 12/01/2021

Sarah Scobie responds to the weekly mortality stats from the Office for National Statistics for the week ending 1 January 2021.

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Chart of the week: From horribilis in 2020 to mirabilis in 2021?

Data story 23/12/2020

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. In our final chart of this year, we use Google Trends data to take a light-hearted look at what's been occupying us during 2020 – finding that the coronavirus has dominated our internet search...

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Understanding the impact of Brexit on health in the UK

Report 22/12/2020Mark Dayan | Nick Fahy | Professor Tamara Hervey | Martha McCarey | Holly Jarman | Scott Greer

With the prospect of a deal still very much hanging in the balance, the UK's transition period for leaving the European Union ends in a matter of days on 31 December 2020. This major new report maps out the health areas that will be affected by this decisive exit from the Union and discusses the dil...

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Chart of the week: Covid-19 continues to disproportionately affect the health and wellbeing of disabled people

Data story 17/12/2020

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. This week Camille Oung and Lauren Elias look at the effects of the pandemic on disabled people and find, as in so many other cases, that previously existing inequalities are being exacerbated by...

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The remote care revolution during Covid-19

Data story 16/12/2020

What does the rapid adoption of digital technology for delivering NHS care mean for patients?

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The remote care revolution in the NHS: understanding impacts and attitudes

Briefing 16/12/2020

This year’s QualityWatch animated scrolling data story explores the increased use of remote care in the NHS after the outbreak of Covid-19. This article explains the findings in more detail and discusses some of the implications...

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