Blog tagged as: Productivity and finance

24 April 2017 | Comments: 2

Chris Ham sets out five tests for assessing the credibility of expected commitments on health and social care in the parties’ election manifestos.

11 April 2017 | Comments: 1

How have elective hip replacement services been affected by wider financial pressures in the NHS? James Thompson looks at what the data shows.

5 April 2017 | Comments: 4

The extra £2 billion for adult social care announced in the Spring Budget will be gratefully received, but local councils now face tough choices about where to allocate the money. Richard Humphries considers the context.

Ruth Robertson
3 April 2017 | Comments: 2

Ruth Robertson looks at the impact of wider financial pressures on genito-urinary medicine (GUM) services, and what this means for service users.

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Tom Nutt
29 March 2017 | Comments: 2

Examples of where care is compromised by resource constraints are often most evident in stories from the local community, says Tom Nutt, Chief Executive of Healthwatch Essex.

23 March 2017 | Comments: 6

Chris Ham discusses the pros and cons of different countries’ approaches to funding health care, and looks at how our own model in the UK compares.

20 March 2017 | Comments: 1

The government’s Spring Budget U-turn makes it much less likely that the NHS will receive the additional funding it needs during this parliament, says Chris Ham.

14 March 2017 | Comments: 6

We know that financial and operational pressures in the NHS can affect patient care in a number of ways, but how and why does the impact vary across different service areas?

7 March 2017

Siva Anandaciva argues that A&E performance may not bounce back as quickly as expected when winter recedes.

3 March 2017 | Comments: 1

Is the government about to announce plans for a new approach to funding social care? Nicholas Timmins asks if a tax on people’s estates after they have died will be an acceptable idea this time around.

2 March 2017

Financial and operational pressures in the NHS are having a significant impact on elective treatment; the 18-week waiting time standard will not be met in any month during the current financial year. James Thompson analyses the latest data and the tough choices ahead for the NHS.

22 February 2017 | Comments: 2

Nicholas Timmins asks whether the 2012 health and social care reforms allowed politicians to avoid taking responsibility for the state of the NHS.

Richard Murray
17 February 2017 | Comments: 4

Richard Murray gives an overview of the state of NHS finances, ahead of the latest figures being released next week.

16 February 2017 | Comments: 5

How does the national media understand and report on ‘rationing’ in the NHS, and what is the impact of this coverage? Anna Charles reports on our findings.

9 February 2017 | Comments: 2

Delayed transfers of care will only be solved when there is substantial additional investment in community-based services alongside local reform and improvement, argues Richard Humphries.

1 February 2017 | Comments: 7

Having spent time shadowing frontline physicians in acute hospitals, Chris Ham and Don Berwick set out the challenges they observed and talk about how the Fund is working with others to develop an agenda for improvements.

Don Berwick
1 February 2017 | Comments: 7

Having spent time shadowing frontline physicians in acute hospitals, Chris Ham and Don Berwick set out the challenges they observed and talk about how the Fund is working with others to develop an agenda for improvements.

Richard Murray
28 January 2017 | Comments: 1

The number of NHS trusts reporting operational pressures is unprecedented, and bed occupancy levels are unsustainably high. Richard Murray examines the story behind the numbers.

18 January 2017 | Comments: 6

Chris Ham argues that some 'waste' in health care is necessary to deliver better value in the longer-term.

Richard Murray
21 December 2016 | Comments: 8

As we publish our new briefing, Richard Murray considers the wider context of increasing demand and activity in English hospitals.

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