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Rethinking acute medical care in smaller hospitals

Report 04/10/2018Louella Vaughan | Nigel Edwards | Candace Imison | Ben Collins

Smaller hospitals are struggling with workforce shortages, spiralling costs and increasingly complex models of care for acutely ill patients. This major new report outlines a set of radical new approaches for running acute medical services in these institutions and suggests we should avoid assuming...

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Changes to staffing patterns at A&E could improve viability of smaller hospitals, research suggests

Press release 04/10/2018

Encouraging groups of clinicians to pool their capacity at the hospital ‘front door’ could help solve chronic workforce shortages and spiralling costs.

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Acute medical care in England: Findings from a survey of smaller acute hospitals

Summary 13/09/2018Candace Imison | Louella Vaughan

This profile of smaller hospitals in England finds trusts struggling to recruit and retain acute medical staff. Services across the country are configured in a wide variety of ways, with little evidence of an 'ideal' model for acute medical care emerging from our research.

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Indicator update summary: Inpatient experiences

Indicator update 11/08/2016Nora Cooke O'Dowd

We look at what the NHS Inpatient Survey reveals about patients' experiences.

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