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We respond to October's Combined Performance Summary

Press release 08/12/2016

Professor John Appleby responds to the latest performance figures from NHS England.

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Combined Performance Summary: October 2016

Latest data 08/12/2016John Appleby

A selection of the latest NHS performance figures.

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Combined Performance Summary: September 2016

Latest data 08/11/2016John Appleby

A selection of the latest NHS performance figures.

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Continuous monitoring of emergency admissions of older care home residents to hospital

Journal article 01/01/2016

This research paper describes a method for using routine hospital data on admissions of older people as means for monitoring quality of care within a care home, and explores how this might be applied and used.

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New study reveals ‘striking’ disparity in emergency care use for people with mental ill health

Press release 14/10/2015

People with mental ill health had almost five times more emergency hospital admissions last year relative to people without.

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Urgent care summit – understanding cause and solutions

Conference/seminar 31/03/2015 • 09.30–16.00Amy Caldwell-Nichols | Dr Kate Silvester | Dr Steve Allder

The Nuffield Trust hosted an event exploring the severe pressures facing Accident and Emergency departments.

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Improving cancer diagnosis: is there a better way than naming and shaming?

Blog post 30/07/2014Dr Jessica Sheringham

It's not clear how shaming GPs into referring more patients will solve the problem of delayed diagnosis, says Jessica Sheringham.

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The Better Care Fund: do the sums add up?

Blog post 08/05/2014Andy McKeon

Andy McKeon comments on sources of funding for the Better Care Fund.

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I have to readmit – it’s getting better

Blog post 07/04/2014Aileen Clarke

The common view of hospital readmissions for emergency care is that they are preventable by a better standard of care; however the reality is more complex.

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Classifying emergency 30-day readmissions in England using routine hospital data 2004–2010: what is the scope for reduction?

Journal article 26/03/2014

Many health systems across the globe have introduced arrangements to deny payment for patients readmitted to hospital as an emergency. The purpose of this study was to develop an exploratory categorisation based on likely causes of readmission, and then to assess the prevalence of these different ty...

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