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Nigel Edwards responds to latest NHS performance figures

Press release 12/04/2018

New statistics show that despite impressive achievements in reducing delayed transfers of care from hospital, only 5 major A&E departments met the four-hour A&E target last month.

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John Appleby responds to weekly winter operational statistics

Press release 04/01/2018

New statistics show the health service is likely to face another three months of exceptional need for care but it is starting from a precarious position.

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Will the NHS really need fewer beds in the future?

Blog post 07/08/2017Nigel Edwards

Long read: After a recent review of Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) by London South Bank University, Nigel Edwards uses hospital data to take a closer look at the scale of the task they face in reducing the number of beds, and where they might concentrate their eff...

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Winter hospital bed pressures

Report 16/12/2016John Appleby

Kicking off a new data series on winter pressures, 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.

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Pressure on NHS beds could risk patient safety, Nuffield Trust warns

Press release 16/12/2016

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

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Hospital bed squeeze is being miscounted and causing congestion

Press release 11/10/2016

A new report analyses patient flow through hospitals in England.

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Older people are paying the price for cuts to social care

Press release 15/09/2016

A new report from the Nuffield Trust and The King's Fund has found that the care older people are receiving is increasingly dependent on where they live and how well off they are.

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Our response to the NHS England Combined Performance Summary for March 2016

Press release 12/05/2016

Nigel Edwards responds to the NHS England Combined Performance Summary for March 2016.

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The Nuffield Trust comments on the February 2016 combined performance summary

Press release 14/04/2016

Candace Imison suggests the NHS performance summary are disappointing but not surprising.

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New analysis reveals scale of future pressure on hospital beds

Press release 06/10/2014

The ageing and growing population means that the NHS will require an additional 17,000 hospital beds in seven years unless improvements can be made to community and hospital care to reduce the length of time for which patients are admitted.

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