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Chart of the week: The pandemic costs – how government is providing an additional quarter-trillion funding for Covid-19

Data story 25/03/2021

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. This week, Billy Palmer and John Appleby consider the financial cost of the pandemic by analysing the additional funding the government has spent or put aside for dealing with the pandemic, now a...

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Measuring mortality during Covid-19: a Q&A

Blog post 24/03/2021Sarah Scobie

With a year having passed since the start of the first lockdown, Sarah Scobie answers some key questions on how mortality figures are collected and measured during the Covid-19 pandemic. This explainer was originally published last May, was updated again in October and in January, and has now been u...

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Social care reform: running out of time and money?

Blog post 12/03/2021Nina Hemmings | Camille Oung

Social care was conspicuous by its absence in last week’s Budget, despite the troubled sector being just weeks away from having vital financial support removed. With the issue of reform also evaded once more, Nina Hemmings and Camille Oung assess where things stand.

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Chart of the week: Picking up the pace – vaccinations across frontline health and social care staff

Data story 10/03/2021

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. Frontline health and social care staff were close to the front of the queue when the vaccination programme began at the end of last year, and a large percentage of staff have received a first dos...

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Nuffield Trust: Striking absence of a plan for long-term recovery of health and social care services in the Budget

Press release 03/03/2021Nuffield Trust

Nigel Edwards responds to the 2021 Budget delivered today.

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Chart of the week: How long do Covid-19 patients spend in hospital?

Data story 26/02/2021

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. Developments in knowledge and treatments for Covid-19 has led to a perception in some quarters that most coronavirus patients in recent months would be spending a shorter time in hospital than wo...

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Covid-19 and the deaths of care home residents

Blog post 17/02/2021Sarah Scobie

Covid-19’s impact on care homes has been well documented. Nearly a year since the start of the pandemic, this explainer from Sarah Scobie looks in more detail at new data on the deaths of care home residents. The numbers have exposed the fragile state that the care sector was in before the pandemi...

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Beyond Covid-19 wave two: what now for care homes?

Blog post 17/02/2021Natasha Curry

With Covid-19 having a particularly hard impact on care homes, Natasha Curry takes a closer look at why they were hit so badly last spring, whether they have fared any better this winter, and the importance of what happens next. Her blog accompanies an explainer from Sarah Scobie, which looks in det...

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Vaccinating unpaid carers: the need for a clear plan

Blog post 16/02/2021Dr Charlotte Paddison

The role of unpaid carers has been more vital than ever during the pandemic, but there has been variation so far in how such carers have been identified ahead of the Covid-19 jab. With more details set to emerge on how carers will be identified and contacted for their vaccines, Charlotte Paddison ar...

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Nuffield Trust response to weekly ONS registered deaths statistics

Press release 16/02/2021Nuffield Trust

Sarah Scobie responds to the weekly mortality figures from the Office for National Statistics.

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