Blog post Emergency care | Policy | Primary, community and social care services | Public health and prevention
Emergency department attendances fell dramatically and systematically during the early phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. This effect was almost universal, affecting people from all parts of society and for all health conditions. But in our recent paper we highlight one notable exception to this rule -presentations at Emergency Departments for infant-feeding problems increased during the pandemic.
Blog post Better use of analysis | Learning and development
The literature on decision making is like a disaster movie highlights reel. Barely has one calamity registered before another serious misstep takes its place. Case study after case study flashes past, each with its own lessons and warnings.
Blog post Comparative Analysis | Emergency care | Problem Structuring
From our previous work, with Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation, we know that lockdown had a significant effect on attendance at Emergency Departments (ED). We also know that this effect was very unevenly distributed: some demographic groups stayed away far more than others.
Blog post Comparative Analysis | Elective care | Emergency care
Whether or not to admit a patient is one of the most routine yet important decisions a doctor in an Emergency Department
Blog post Complex Modelling | Emergency care | Inequalities
We know that patterns of access to healthcare have changed during the pandemic.
Eye health and sight loss services have historically had a lower profile in service provision compared to many other specialities. There is a view that the importance of eye health has been underrepresented in many Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) plans.
Blog post Evaluation and impact assessment | Learning and development | Policy | Primary, community and social care services
With the end of the New Care Models programme there is an opportunity to reflect on what has been learnt at local level.
We recently shared highlights from our realist synthesis on primary care-led integrated models, at the Health Policy and Planning Network workshop. Take a look at our presentation for a flavour of our findings ahead of publication later in the summer.