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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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One in four hospital staff born outside the UK, new Nuffield Trust analysis reveals

Press release 04/12/2019

New figures reveal the true effect immigration has had on the expansion of the health and care workforce over the last 20 years.

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Social care: the action we need

Report 28/11/2019Natasha Curry | Nina Hemmings | Camille Oung | Eilís Keeble

Social care in England is at a crossroads. All three major political parties in the 2019 general election have recognised in their manifestos that the social care system is in need of change. So what needs to be done?

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Up to 90,000 social care workers needed immediately to meet manifesto pledges

Press release 28/11/2019

New analysis by the Nuffield Trust reveals that up to 90,000 home care workers for the over 65s are needed immediately if the main parties' manifesto pledges to expand and reform social care are to be met.

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Queen's Speech has no concrete proposals for social care and worrying lack of reassurances for future workforce

Press release 14/10/2019

Professor John Appleby, Chief Economist at the Nuffield Trust responds to the social care announcement in the Queen's Speech 2019.

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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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Patient experience of NHS and social care services

Indicator update 23/08/2019Jessica Morris

In our latest indicator update we've looked at how patient experience of NHS and social care services has changed over time.

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Shifting responsibilities: who cares?

Blog post 15/08/2019Lucina Rolewicz

Following a recent survey of adult carers in England, Lucina Rolewicz examines what's behind the findings and argues what might help matters in future.

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Why a “risk pool” must underpin a social care system

Briefing 24/07/2019

Why relying on individual funding options is unlikely to provide a viable basis for the social care system.

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Change or collapse: Lessons from the drive to reform health and social care in Northern Ireland

Report 10/07/2019Mark Dayan | Prof. Deirdre Heenan

Three years after Rafael Bengoa’s blueprint for improving the Northern Irish health service, this report uses interviews with health service leaders in Northern Ireland as well as outside experts and clinicians to assess which factors are helping or hindering Northern Ireland's efforts to change i...

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