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What has been the impact of Covid-19 across the UK countries?

Blog post 15/10/2021Sarah Scobie

While every health service across the United Kingdom has faced unprecedented pressures over the past year and a half, UK-wide reporting has masked any differences in peaks and troughs across the four countries. In this explainer, Sarah Scobie takes a closer look at the pandemic across the UK so far...

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Troubling situation in A&E services is bellwether for pressure across the NHS and care system

Press release 14/10/2021Nuffield Trust

Sarah Scobie responds to the latest NHS performance stats from NHS England and NHS Improvement.

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Chart of the week: How has the risk of acquiring Covid-19 in hospital changed in the last year?

Data story 13/08/2021

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. Back in November, Sarah Scobie revealed the rise in the proportion of patients in hospital who had acquired Covid-19 after being admitted. This week she revisits the topic to see if things have c...

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Nuffield Trust: Covid and backlog pressure on NHS causing alarming situation in emergency care

Press release 12/08/2021Nuffield Trust

Sarah Scobie responds to the latest NHS monthly performance statistics.

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After the dust settles: some overlooked and underappreciated aspects of the NHS pay settlement

Blog post 11/08/2021Billy Palmer

The recent NHS pay settlement in England alluded to the importance of recognising the extraordinary efforts of health service staff during the Covid-19 crisis. But how well does the settlement actually reflect the pandemic? Billy Palmer takes a closer look at what was agreed, what it might mean for...

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Will the third Covid-19 wave overwhelm the NHS?

Blog post 26/07/2021Sarah Scobie

Covid-19 restrictions in England may now have been lifted, but it is very clear that the pandemic is not yet over. The numbers of people admitted to hospital have been increasing in recent weeks, as have deaths from the virus. This explainer from Sarah Scobie looks at what the third wave might mean...

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Chart of the week: Are hospitals returning to pre-Covid activity levels?

Data story 22/07/2021

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. The latest guidance states that hospitals should aim to deliver at least 95% of the services they delivered before the pandemic, measured against the value of services delivered in the same month...

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Chart of the week: Emergency admissions for asthma and COPD during Covid-19

Data story 07/07/2021

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. How have people with severe forms of common lung diseases like asthma and COPD been affected by the pandemic? Jessica Morris takes a look at emergency admissions for these illnesses over the past...

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Nuffield Trust: Test and Trace costs remain a concern as performance falls seriously short

Press release 25/06/2021

Senior Fellow Dr Billy Palmer responds to the latest test and trace report from the National Audit Office.

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Chart of the week: The slow uptake of booked A&E appointments

Data story 17/06/2021

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. With growing pressure on urgent care services, Jenny Davies assesses the progress of a model first piloted last year where patients recommended to go to A&E are given a booked time slot to attend...

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