The Government is expected to publish a White Paper on the future of social care in 2012. The White Paper will set out the Government’s
response to the recommendations from the Law Commission... More > on reform of adult social care legislation and the Dilnot Commission review of funding for adult social care.
This Nuffield Trust policy response examines the current level of funding of social care and the Dilnot Commission’s recommendations and suggests ways of funding a fairer, more sustainable system of social care.
A digital copy is available to download free of charge from www.nuffieldtrust.org.uk/social-care .< Less
Using accounts data from 2003/04 to 2011/12 for commissioning and provider bodies across the English NHS, this report analyses the history and drivers of labour productivity in NHS trusts.
The... More > report is the first in an annual series, and forms part of an ongoing Nuffield Trust research programme.
Drawing on the accounts data of all commissioning and provider bodies across the English NHS, the programme will provide detailed annual analysis of financial performance across acute hospitals (both NHS and foundation trusts), other providers, as well as commissioning bodies.
The programme, supported by PwC and McKesson, aims to establish the Nuffield Trust as a centre of expertise in the analysis of spending and productivity.< Less
The Nuffield Trust European Summit (Euro-Summit) 2012 was a high-level event for European health leaders, focussing on how best to reform health care payment mechanisms to achieve high-value,... More > sustainable care. The summit aimed to:
• provide the latest information and evidence on major innovations on payment
reform in Western Europe
• draw out cross-country learning around financially sustainable health systems
• identify the most promising next steps in payment reform
• promote debate beyond the event.
This research report has been developed from a briefing paper prepared by the Nuffield Trust for
debate and discussion at the Euro-Summit.
The Nuffield Trust would like to thank KPMG for their expertise, support and advice throughout this project.< Less
Spending on the UK NHS as a share of national income has more than doubled since its introduction in 1948, rising by an average of four per cent a year in real terms. This period of rapid growth has... More > now come to a halt, but funding pressures on the NHS continue to rise. The NHS in England is targeting efficiency savings of £15 to £20 billion by 2014/15 to meet this challenge, and it is likely that
austerity will be required beyond this period. But where are the pressures likely to come from and how can the shortfall in funding be met?
The research report, summarised in this paper, attempts to address these questions by quantifying the pressures,facing the NHS in England over the decade to 2021/22. It forms part of a wider Nuffield Trust programme that is exploring the potential funding gap facing the NHS in England over the next decade and how it could be met.< Less
This report discusses the main conclusions and implications of the first phase of a Nuffield Trust research programme called Buying Time: What is the scale of the financial challenge facing the NHS... More > and how can it be met? The report draws on work undertaken for the Nuffield Trust by the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the London
School of Economics.
The report and accompanying summary are available to buy on lulu.com, or can be downloaded in PDF format at www.nuffieldtrust.org.uk< Less
The Health and Social Care Act 2012 paves the way for an
extension of competition and market mechanisms in the NHS in
England, with more competition for the provision of health services. To inform... More > these developments, and help evaluate their progress, the Nuffield Trust and the Institute for Fiscal Studies have are conducting a joint research programme that will aim to establish a long-term expertise in the use of competition and market mechanisms in health care – both in the NHS in England
and internationally. This is the second report from the programme.
Digital downloads are available at www.nuffieldtrust.org.uk< Less