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In safe hands? The need to know more about safety in health care

Blog post 07/12/2018Sarah Scobie

Ensuring care is safe and harm-free remains high on the policy agenda, and rightly so. But are we measuring and monitoring safety appropriately, and what steps could be taken to improve it in the long run? Sarah Scobie argues for a shift in our understanding.

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Mental ill health and hospital use: what we’ve learned - infographic

Page QualityWatch 21/10/2018

Infographic: We analysed 100 million hospital episodes per year over five years to explore disparities in hospital use for physical healthcare.

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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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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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The NHS at 70

Spotlight 02/07/2018

The NHS's 70th birthday has been accompanied by unprecedented levels of debate over the best ways of running the health care system. Here we collect together the work we have been doing to contribute evidence, analysis and our expert opinion to the discussions taking place.

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The NHS at 70: Does the NHS need more money and how could we pay for it?

Report 26/06/2018George Stoye

To mark the BBC's coverage of the NHS's 70th birthday in July 2018, researchers from the Health Foundation, the Institute for Fiscal Studies, The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust have joined forces for the first time, using combined expertise to shed light on some of the big questions on the NHS...

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The NHS at 70: How good is the NHS?

Report 25/06/2018Mark Dayan | Deborah Ward | Tim Gardner | Elaine Kelly

To mark the BBC's coverage of the NHS's 70th birthday in July 2018, researchers from the Health Foundation, the Institute for Fiscal Studies, The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust have joined forces for the first time, using combined expertise to shed light on some of the big questions on the NHS...

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The NHS at 70

Spotlight 22/06/2018

To mark the BBC’s coverage of the NHS’s 70th birthday, researchers from the Health Foundation, the Institute for Fiscal Studies, The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust have joined forces for the first time, using combined expertise to shed light on some of the big questions on the NHS. We expl...

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Transforming health care in nursing homes: An evaluation of a dedicated primary care service in outer east London

Report 04/04/2018Chris Sherlaw-Johnson | Helen Crump | Natasha Curry | Dr Charlotte Paddison | Rob Meaker

The study indicates that providing residents of care homes with increased GP access and continuity of primary care more generally may help to reduce hospital admissions.

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Managing the hospital and social care interface: interventions targeting older adults

Report 27/03/2018Holly Holder | Stephanie Kumpunen | Sophie Castle-Clarke | Silvia Lombardo

Given the national policy drive for better integrated care across sectors, what examples already exist of individual hospitals and social care providers working together to reduce delayed transfers of care, length of hospital stay and admissions for older people - and how successful are they?

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