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Older people

Indicator update 29/10/2019

In our latest indicator update we look at trends in the quality of care for older people.

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

Report 11/09/2019Natasha Curry | Laura Schlepper | Nina Hemmings

The current social care system in England is widely regarded as unfair, complex, confusing and failing to meet growing care needs in the population. Germany was in a similar situation 24 years ago, but successfully brought about far-reaching reform. As the UK government promises to fix our social ca...

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Alex Fox at Summit 2019: Shared Lives Plus and how it's changing social care

Video 28/02/2019

Alex Fox discusses Shared Lives Plus, a UK network for family-based and small-scale ways of supporting adults. Presentation given at Nuffield Trust 2019 Health Policy Summit, 28 February 2019.

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Age UK’s Personalised Integrated Care Programme: Evaluation of impact on hospital activity

Report 31/01/2019Theo Georghiou | Eilís Keeble

Age UK commissioned the Nuffield Trust to conduct a detailed evaluation of a scheme providing personalised care for older people. Given the severe pressure on health and care services across England, could this scheme help local systems by reducing the numbers of people being admitted to hospital in...

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Safety in health and social care

Indicator update 30/11/2018Jessica Morris

We're monitoring changes in safety in health and social care over time across a range of measures.

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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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