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Rural health care: A rapid review of the impact of rurality on the costs of delivering health care

Report 20/01/2019Billy Palmer | John Appleby | Jonathan Spencer

It is generally acknowledged that small, rural NHS health care providers face higher costs than larger, urban areas. For a number of years the NHS has adjusted financial allocations to account for these unavoidable variations in costs in different parts of the country. However, our review for the Na...

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Comprehensive geriatric assessment: needs assessment tool

Research 06/09/2018Dr Elizabeth Fisher | Eilís Keeble | Joshua Kraindler

The Nuffield Trust has developed a tool to help providers and commissioners of care in England assess the needs of frail older people being cared for in hospital.

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Improving care for people with MS: the potential of data and technology

Report 10/07/2018Sophie Castle-Clarke | Natasha Curry | Holly Dorning | Laura Wetherly

An MS Society-commissioned report mapping out what technology is already available for people with MS, what more could be done with what is available and how data and technology could be better exploited in future to improve MS health care.

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What can England learn from the long-term care system in Japan?

Report 09/05/2018Natasha Curry | Sophie Castle-Clarke | Nina Hemmings

In anticipation of the green paper this summer, what lessons can be drawn from a country that has demonstrated it is possible to achieve fundamental social care reform despite formidable demographic, economic and social pressures?

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Integrated care: what does it mean for commissioning?

Blog post 14/02/2018Nigel Edwards

Long read: Nigel Edwards looks at the risks and opportunities for commissioning as we move towards integrated care.

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Why should we compare internationally? The more dimensions the better

Blog post 03/07/2015Lucia Kossarova

Looking at healthcare quality from an international perspective over time offers us a 3D picture of performance.

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Could health and wellbeing boards really work as a single commissioner?

Blog post 03/10/2014Dr Alisha Davies

Significant investment or restructuring may be needed to build up health and wellbeing boards into lead commissioners, argues Dr Alisha Davies.

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Making hospitals fit for the frail older people who actually use them

Blog post 19/06/2014Professor David Oliver

David Oliver outlines key points from his workshop on models of care for frail older people.

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Primary care: will Stevens drop the 'cookie cutter'?

Blog post 30/04/2014Nigel Edwards

Nigel Edwards comments on Simon Stevens' first appearance in front of the Health Select Committee.

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Beyond the politics: the truth behind the UK health systems

Blog post 11/04/2014Andy McKeon

What is the truth of comparisons across the UK, and what does it mean for the future of the NHS?

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