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NHS finances and funding

Spotlight 18/07/2022

Here we collect our responses to recent fiscal events, including the new funding settlement for the NHS announced in July, along with our previous work exploring the major financial and funding issues facing the health service.

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Overseas nurse recruitment and the NHS

Report 04/10/2021Billy Palmer | Claudia Leone | John Appleby

The recruitment of nurses from overseas is vital for securing the staff we need in order to meet ambitious national goals to expand the workforce - but what are the benefits and costs? This major new research commissioned by NHS England and NHS Improvement explores the business case for overseas rec...

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Ethnicity coding in English health service datasets

Report 07/06/2021Sarah Scobie | Jonathan Spencer | Veena Raleigh

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted ethnic disparities in health care and outcomes in England, but data on the ethnicities of patients remains poor. This report looks at the quality and consistency of ethnicity coding within health datasets and calls on NHS England to provide new guidance for heal...

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Quality and performance

Spotlight 11/05/2021

Monitoring how the quality of health and social care is changing over time can tell us how well the NHS is performing. This spotlight collects together some of our most popular charts looking at how the pandemic and other factors may be affecting care.

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Stopping the staff we need? Migration choices in the 2019 general election

Report 04/12/2019Mark Dayan | Billy Palmer

Both Labour and the Conservatives have recognised the vital importance in this election of solving the staffing crisis that threatens the NHS and social care. But policies to end the current system of free movement from Europe after Brexit could cause a major slowdown in migration towards vital jobs...

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Achieving a digital NHS: Lessons for national policy from the acute sector

Report 31/05/2019Sophie Castle-Clarke | Rachel Hutchings

As a new body, NHSX, becomes established to lead national policy for technology, digital and data, and with the Secretary of State firmly behind plans to create a fully digital NHS, this report seeks to understand how national policy for digitisation is working from the perspective of acute trusts....

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The NHS workforce in numbers

Explainer 08/05/2019

Facts on staffing and staff shortages in England.

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Integrated care seminar

Conference/seminar 01/05/2019 • 10.00–15.00

The Nuffield Trust partnered with the Health Foundation to explore why evaluations of integrated care do not always produce the results we expect in this seminar.

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Friday FAQs: Sharon Allen

Blog post 29/03/2019Sharon Allen

For this week’s Friday FAQ we spoke to Sharon Allen, who this week stepped down from her role as Chief Executive of Skills for Care, a charity that supports adult social care employers. She will shortly begin as Chief Executive of the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, which supports people with a life...

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