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Chart of the week: Weekly deaths once again exceeding 20-year average during pandemic’s second wave

Data story 03/12/2020

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. This week, as the second wave of coronavirus leads to the start of another major spike in overall deaths, John Appleby and Billy Palmer take a look at historic trends in weekly mortality and find...

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Chart of the week: Test and Trace and tiers – what’s the connection?

Data story 25/11/2020

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. As we await a return to a tiered system of restrictions, this week Billy Palmer looks into whether there is any association between the effectiveness of contact tracing in a local area and the ti...

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Chart of the week: The proportion of Covid-19 infections occurring within hospitals is growing as cases rise

Data story 18/11/2020

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. This week, Sarah Scobie looks at the thorny problem of Covid-19 infections occuring when patients are already in hospital for other reasons. How significant a problem is this, and should we be wo...

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Nuffield Trust response to weekly ONS registered deaths statistics

Press release 17/11/2020

Sarah Scobie responds to the latest weekly mortality stats from the Office for National Statistics.

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Chart of the week: The number of medicines that were hard to access grew during the first national lockdown

Data story 22/10/2020

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. This week, Miranda Davies considers the difficult issue of the NHS's ability to get hold of basic drugs for patients who need them - and how the pandemic may be affecting this.

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How has Covid-19 impacted on cardiovascular services and patients?

Blog post 21/10/2020Rachel Hutchings

The coronavirus has caused significant disruption to NHS services, which may have been particularly felt by those with a long-term condition. Rachel Hutchings takes a closer look at what it’s been like for people living with heart disease, and stresses the importance of understanding patients’ e...

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How will Brexit affect the UK’s response to coronavirus?

Report 14/10/2020Mark Dayan

As the European Council meets to review the state of negotiations on the future EU-UK partnership, a new Nuffield Trust briefing assesses how leaving the single market might affect UK health and social care services just as they are grappling with a second wave of Covid-19 and the biggest health cri...

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Chart of the week: Pillars of strength? The capacity and veracity of our national testing programme

Data story 05/10/2020

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. With news of thousands of Covid-19 cases going unreported for a week, Billy Palmer looks at the overall capacity of our testing programme across its various pillars, and considers how this is tra...

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Chart of the week: Covid-19 test and trace programme is still a leaky system

Data story 22/09/2020

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. With the delayed NHS Covid contact tracing app slated to launch later this week, Billy Palmer takes another look at the pipeline of the test and trace programme, and finds a system still weighed...

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Covid-19 in prisons: fewer cases than feared but it’s not the whole story

Blog post 22/09/2020Dr Miranda Davies | Eilís Keeble

While there have been fewer cases of Covid-19 cases in prisons than initially feared, rates of the virus have still been higher than in the wider community. Miranda Davies and Eilís Keeble look at why that might be, and the wider implications of lockdown restrictions on prisoners’ physical and me...

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