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Strengthening social care analytics during the pandemic and beyond

5 May 2020
Blog

Adam Steventon, Sarah Deeny and Ellen Coughlan explore how we can support better data analytics for...

Newsletter blog

How better health and care data can support the fight against COVID-19

30 April 2020
Newsletter blog

Data is telling a horrifying story about the toll that the pandemic is taking. It’s also playing a...

Analysis

Untapped potential: Investing in health and care data analytics

May 2019
Analysis

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

Our latest blogs and publications

Multimorbidity, deprivation and consultation length

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15 December 2020

Dr Becks Fisher, a GP in Oxford and Senior Policy Fellow at the Health Foundation, reflects on the length of GP consultations and asks whether these are in proportion with patient need.

Are multidisciplinary teams an effective tool to reduce emergency hospital activity?

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26 November 2020

New analysis from the Improvement Analytics Unit has found that multidisciplinary teams may increase emergency hospital use, at least in the short term.

The impact of Extensive Care Service and Enhanced Primary Care in Fylde Coast

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November 2020

This briefing explores IAUs evidence on how multidisciplinary teams may increase emergency hospital activity at least in the short term.

Inequalities in health care for people with depression and/or anxiety

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People with depression and/or anxiety are more likely to have additional long-term conditions if they live in areas of higher socioeconomic deprivation. This long read highlights longstanding inequali...

Recognising excellence in health care data analytics

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27 October 2020

As the winners of the Florence Nightingale Award for Excellence in Healthcare Data Analytics are announced, Ellen Coughlan reflects on the importance of health care analytics in supporting innovation ...

Integrated care programmes: We need to think long term when implementing and evaluating complex change

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29 September 2020

This IAU evaluation of an integrated care programme in Nottinghamshire measured progress over six years, showing potential to reduce hospital use over the longer-term.

The long-term impacts of new care models on hospital use

Briefing
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September 2020

The briefing examines the impact of Mid-Nottinghamshire's Integrated Care Transformation Programme initiatives on hospital use.

How to interpret research on ethnicity and COVID-19 risk and outcomes: five key questions

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Knowing which studies on ethnicity and COVID-19 are robust can be difficult. Our long read explores five key questions to help you to evaluate research on ethnicity and COVID-19 risk and outcomes.

Adult social care and COVID-19: Assessing the impact on social care users and staff in England so far

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July 2020

Our analysis on the scale of the impact of COVID-19 on social care in England during the first phase of the pandemic

Digital and data-driven innovation: supporting it to thrive

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24 July 2020

Arne Wolters explores how digital and data-driven innovation can be used in ways that maximise the benefits to everyone’s health and care.

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