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Discharging older patients from hospital

There are currently far too many older people in hospitals who do not need to be there. Without radical action, this problem will worsen and add further financial strain to the NHS and local government.

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Published:
26 May 2016

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The commissioning of specialised services in the NHS

Against a backdrop of increasing pressure on NHS finances, NHS England has not controlled the rising cost of specialised services.

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Published:
27 Apr 2016

Patients in discussion

Mental health services: preparations for improving access

The Department of Health and NHS England are making progress but much remains to be done to improve access to mental health services.

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Published:
21 Apr 2016

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Personalised commissioning in adult social care

The Department of Health now needs to gain a better understanding of the different ways to commission personalised services for users, and how these lead to improvements in user outcomes.

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Published:
3 Mar 2016

Doctor and a Surgeon

Managing the supply of NHS clinical staff in England

There are shortcomings in how the supply of NHS clinical staff in England is managed, in terms of both planning the future workforce and meeting the current demand for staff.

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Published:
5 Feb 2016

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Sustainability and financial performance of acute hospital trusts

The financial performance of acute hospital trusts has deteriorated sharply and their financial performance looks set to worsen in 2015-16.

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Published:
16 Dec 2015

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Stocktake of access to general practice in England

Patient satisfaction with access to general practice remains high but is declining. Better data is needed so that decisions about general practice are well-informed.

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Published:
27 Nov 2015

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The management of adult diabetes services in the NHS: progress review

Progress has been made to reduce the additional risk of death for people with diabetes. However, 22,000 are still estimated to be dying each year from diabetes related causes.

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Published:
21 Oct 2015

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Confirmed impacts: Helping to improve accountability in the health system

This impacts case study shows how our frequent highlighting of the need for consistent and reliable data and clearer accountability has improved reporting and data assurance in the health system.

It is one example of financial or non-financial benefits realised in 2014 as a result of our involvement, all of which are set out in our interactive PDF

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Published:
15 Oct 2015

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Confirmed impacts: Driving improvements in NHS stroke care

This impacts case study shows how our work prompted a national strategy for stroke care and NHS adoption of clinical best practice more widely, leading to considerable cost reductions.

It is one example of financial or non-financial benefits realised in 2014 as a result of our involvement, all of which are set out in our interactive PDF

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Published:
14 Oct 2015

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