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Risky numbers: the national reporting of Covid-19

Blog post 14/04/2020Billy Palmer

Daily government bulletins provide us with important numbers during the pandemic on how Covid-19 is affecting the British public, and how many people have lost their lives. But numbers are sometimes difficult to interpret, argues Billy Palmer, and there may be ways to ensure the reporting can make p...

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A digital general practice: what have we found out so far?

Blog post 06/04/2020Dr Rebecca Rosen

The Covid-19 crisis has had a big impact on general practice. Many surgeries, such as the one where Rebecca Rosen works, have switched to a universal ‘digital-first’ service – which has been argued could lead to a change for good in the longer term. Here she describes the promise of what she�...

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QualityWatch: our response during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Announcement 03/04/2020

We continue to provide independent scrutiny of the UK health and social care system, as far as possible, even during unprecedented times. 

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Brexit and coronavirus: how can the NHS avoid a fight on two fronts?

Blog post 30/03/2020Mark Dayan

With the NHS under such exceptional pressure during the coronavirus crisis, it’s easy to overlook the fact that the UK’s Brexit transition period ends on December 31. Mark Dayan takes a closer look at how these two challenges for the health service might collide, and says there is a case to err...

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Summit 2020 snapshot: Helen Buckingham on the coronavirus and how well equipped the NHS is

Video 28/02/2020

Helen Buckingham, Director of Strategy at Nuffield Trust, discusses the coronavirus Covid-19, the NHS's experiences of preparation with swine flu a decade ago, and its ability to withstand a large …

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Sir Simon Stevens at Summit 2020: In conversation with Mark Dayan

Video 27/02/2020

Sir Simon Stevens receives questions on the success of the Five Year Forward View, reducing inequalities and the coronavirus by Nuffield Trust Policy Analyst and Head of Public Affairs Mark Dayan, …

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Coronavirus: how will the NHS cope?

Blog post 21/02/2020Helen Buckingham

The coronavirus Covid-19 has dominated the news agenda recently, even if it is yet to be declared a pandemic. Helen Buckingham looks at how the NHS will cope if the numbers of people affected become comparable with the swine flu pandemic of a decade ago.

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