Every minute matters: the impact of delayed discharges from hospital on terminally ill people in Northern Ireland

Marie Curie – This report focuses on the extent – and underlying causes – of delayed discharges across local hospitals in Northern Ireland, the impact these delays are having on terminally ill people and what can be done to address the issue. Report Press release

March 2019 Health Select Committee response: submission by the Competition and Markets Authority

Competition and Markets Authority -The Health and Social Care Committee has an inquiry open into the legislative proposals put forward to support the implementation of the NHS Long Term Plan. The Committee asked the Competition and Markets Authority t…

Considering “single payer” proposals in the U.S.: lessons from abroad

The Commonwealth Fund – The aim of this briefing is to compare universal coverage systems across three areas: distribution of responsibilities and resources between levels of government; breadth of benefits covered and extent of cost-sharing in public insurance; and role of private insurance. The research compares key features of universal health care systems in twelve high income countries including Australia,…

Building better: the role of transport infrastructure and services in improving mental health

London City Airport – According to this report, mental illness is costing the country £66.5 billion every year and better transport journeys can help. The report uses NHS Digital data to assess the prevalence and cost of mental health disorders in different English regions and finds that improving the way people travel and their experience at rail stations, airports and…

Implementation, impact and costs of policies for safe staffing in acute NHS trusts

University of Southampton – This report finds that hospital wards across the NHS in England are still under staffed and putting patient lives at risk despite new policies coming into force as a result of the 2013 Mid-Staffordshire Inquiry. New workforce guidelines have not led to significant improvements on the hospital wards. According to the study, hospitals are facing major…