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Download our latest reports, including briefings, research and thought papers.

Emergency admissions to hospital from care homes: how often and what for?

Briefing
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July 2019

Combined learnings from national linked datasets and focused care home evaluations in Rushcliffe, Sutton, Wakefield and Nottingham City.

Understanding primary care networks

Briefing
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July 2019

This briefing helps to explain what the implementation of primary care networks (PCNs) will mean for health and care in England, and highlights some of the opportunities and challenges with implementi...

Investing in The NHS long term plan

Briefing
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June 2019

A briefing analysing the challenges for health and social care following the publication of the NHS long term plan, including the implications for activity levels and workforce in the NHS in England.

Shaping Health Futures

Report
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June 2019

This report outlines major trends and changes in the population, society, technology, politics, the environment, and other areas, that will impact the future of health and social care.

Untapped potential: Investing in health and care data analytics

Analysis
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May 2019

More investment is needed in skilled analysts to unlock the full potential of NHS data to benefit patients.

The improvement journey

Learning report
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May 2019

A learning report explaining why improvement in health care matters, and how to get started in your organisation.

Closing the gap

Research report
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March 2019

Staffing is the make-or-break issue for the NHS in England. This report sets out a series of policy actions that should be at the heart of the workforce implementation plan.

Failing to capitalise

Briefing
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March 2019

A report outlining how short-term thinking has resulted in years of inadequate capital spending for the NHS in England, risking patient safety and staff productivity

Reframing the conversation on the social determinants of health

Briefing
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February 2019

Analysis of public understanding, expert opinion and the media narrative around health, based on research by the FrameWorks Institute, commissioned by the Health Foundation.

A critical moment

Research report
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February 2019

Our third annual report analysing the staff profile and trends in the NHS workforce in England in 2018.

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