https://www.nao.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Discharging-older-patients-from-hospital.pdfDavid Oliver looks at the findings of the National Audit Office report published today, and considers why hospitals are still failing to discharge older people on time.
As part of the research for our recent report on the pressures facing general practice, we conducted a survey of GP trainees. Anna Charles considers what the results tell us about the state of general practice, as seen by those just entering the profession.
Beccy Baird highlights the need for nationally collected activity data for general practice.
Jo Maybin looks at the challenges and rewards of researching the experiences of older people who receive district nursing care.
Ruth Robertson looks at the ways in which NHS financial pressures can affect patient care, and the difficulties in assessing the real impact.
In a guest blog to coincide with the launch of our report on integrating physical and mental health care, Tessa Jelen writes about the importance of information and support – for both physical and mental wellbeing – for people diagnosed with a long-term condition.
Ahead of our upcoming conference on delivering integrated care for older people with frailty, David Oliver reflects on the current challenges and opportunities.
Shilpa Ross considers how, at a challenging time for the NHS, we can create compassionate cultures for patients and staff alike.
David Maguire discusses the issues surrounding premature discharge or people leaving hospital too soon and the effect this may have on re-admission rates.
Joni Jabbal looks at what enables NHS acute trusts to take data from inpatient surveys, understand it, work with it, and use it to improve patient experience overall.
Do the public still trust doctors and nurses to deliver high-quality care and put patients’ interests first, or could high-profile failings and inspection results have contributed to a change in public opinion?
Becky Seale shares the story of The King’s Fund’s new and still emerging relationship with patients, service users and citizens – how it has developed so far and where it might go in the future.