1. What's behind delayed transfers of care?

    7 Feb 2017
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    Nigel Edwards explores what the data tells us about delayed transfers of care and busts some myths about how to prevent them.

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  2. Why Brexit is bad for our health

    (Guest blogger)
    1 Feb 2017
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    Professor Tamara Hervey, professor of EU law, explains why in her view, there is nothing about Brexit that is good for health. 

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  3. Small acute hospitals: where generalist and specialist care models meet

    (Guest blogger)
    20 Jan 2017
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    John Machin, the National Medical Director's Clinical Fellow at NHS England, examines some of the challenges for small acute hospitals, and what can be done to address them. 

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  4. EHICcups on the road to Brexit

    17 Jan 2017
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    The UK's membership within the EU includes schemes that provide free or cheaper health care for British tourists or expats living in EU countries. But will we be able to keep our membership of these schemes post-Brexit? Mark Dayan explores. 

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  5. Why extending GP hours won’t solve the A&E crisis

    16 Jan 2017
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    Dr Rebecca Rosen examines why extending GP opening hours might actually worsen the winter crisis currently facing A&E.

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  6. Brexit means... an uncertain future for the NHS?

    12 Jan 2017
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    As 2017 gets into full swing, the attention of politicians is likely to be absorbed by the Brexit negotiations. But with the NHS in turmoil – and many...
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  7. Readmission rates: what can we learn from the Netherlands?

    11 Jan 2017
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    As part of a research internship at the Nuffield Trust, Femke van der Brug compared hospital readmission rates in English hospitals to those in her native Netherlands, and made some striking findings. 

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  8. Black alert? Or many shades of OPEL

    6 Jan 2017
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    Nigel Edwards unpacks our new analysis on OPELs - a new system designed to help the NHS better understand winter pressures. Latest OPEL figures reveal a third of hospitals in December issued serious alerts about their ability to meet patient pressures. 

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  9. Understanding hip fracture: it’s not about bones

    3 Jan 2017
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    The experiences of hip fracture patients tell us a lot about the quality and coordination of care for older people. Here Dr Jenny Neuburger outlines what research can tell us about hip fracture care, and what we still do not know. 

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  10. Nuffield Nominations: good reads from 2016

    22 Dec 2016
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    Here, our experts Nigel Edwards and Candace Imison share what they’ve been reading (and listening to) this year.

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  11. Highlights from 2016: 12 Christmas reads

    21 Dec 2016
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    We've compiled a round up of our best content from 2016 - with six short reads and six long reads to see you through the christmas and new year period. 

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  12. The Winter Insight: beds pressures

    16 Dec 2016
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    Kicking off a new data series on winter presssures, John Appleby presents the findings of a new analysis of bed occupancy levels from NHS England situation reports for last winter. The analysis suggests that the NHS could be on track for a very difficult winter this year.

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  13. The UK must improve its approach to medical management

    (Guest blogger)
    12 Dec 2016
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    David Evans, Chief Executive at Northumbria NHS Foundation Trust, responds to our recent report on doctor-manager relations, and ponders the implications of Jeremy Hunt's recently announced plans to create more clinical managers. 

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  14. How can we improve access to children’s mental health services?

    5 Dec 2016
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    Lucia Kossarova examines what can be done to address the worrying barriers to mental health services for children and young people. 

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  15. What does the future hold for clinical directors in the NHS?

    (Guest blogger)
    1 Dec 2016
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    In this comment piece, Dr Alison Powell and Professor Huw Davies focus on one aspect of their recent research on the doctor-manager relationship: the future of the clinical director.

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  16. What do we know about STPs so far?

    25 Nov 2016
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    Many sustainability and transformation plans have now been published, setting out how local areas intend to close the financial gap while transforming services for their population. Here, Nigel Edwards assesses what we already know about the plans. 

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  17. ISO what? Keeping research data safe

    24 Nov 2016
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    Access to patient data is integral to the Nuffield Trust's research. But with data sharing a highly contentious issue in recent years, it's important that stringent measures are taken to protect the privacy of the public. Here Dr Miranda Davies outlines what data security means for both patients and researchers. 

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  18. Can we solve the nursing workforce crisis?

    21 Nov 2016
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    The crisis in recruitment, retention and morale for NHS nurses poses a grave challenge for the health service. Candace Imison outlines some of the solutions that emerged following our recent Daring to ask debate with the NHS Confederation. 

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  19. How 'thinking like a patient' helped us get our patients online

    (Guest blogger)
    18 Nov 2016
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    Dr Aumran Tahir, Founder of GP Collaboration AT Medics, reflects on the culture change they embarked on in order to get their patients using online bookings and other services. 

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  20. Why the NHS must tackle digital exclusion

    (Guest blogger)
    17 Nov 2016
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    Adam Micklethwaite of Tinder Foundation argues that, unless digital exclusion is addressed, many people across the country will be unable to benefit from the digital transformation of health and other public services. 

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