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Focus on: Emergency hospital care for children and young people

Report 24/04/2017Eilís Keeble | Lucia Kossarova

As the NHS emerges from its toughest winter yet, attention has been focused on the impact of older people on the health system. But younger people (up to the age of 24) are also frequent users of emergency care and, like older people, require specialist care.

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Shifting the balance of care: Great expectations

Report 01/03/2017Candace Imison | Natasha Curry | Holly Holder | Sophie Castle-Clarke | Dr Danielle Nimmons | John Appleby | Ruth Thorlby | Silvia Lombardo

This research draws on an extensive literature review to assess the realism of the narrative that moving care out of hospital will save money. It explores five key areas: elective care, urgent and emergency care, admission avoidance and easier discharge, at risk populations, and self-care.

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'Pressures are taking their toll on staff at all levels'

Blog post 15/12/2016

A response to our 2016 annual statement from the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives.

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Indicator update summary: waiting times

Indicator update 11/07/2016Nora Cooke O'Dowd

We've updated a selection of key headline performance measures for the NHS.

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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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Focus on: A&E attendances

Report 24/07/2014Ian Blunt

This report examinines patterns of A&E activity, the nature of the increased demand and what has driven waiting times upwards.

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Focus on: distance from home for emergency care

Report 18/02/2014Adam Roberts | Ian Blunt | Dr Martin Bardsley

This report examines changes over the last decade in the distance travelled from home to receive emergency care.

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A decade of quality in health

Press release 10/10/2013

Many quality indicators linked to the NHS are holding up but data point to urgent and preventive care as causes for concern.

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Local medical emergency units: Learning Set interim report

Report 01/07/2001Durrow Management Services

As the population increases, how should we plan future hospital provision?

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