News Elective care | Inequalities
Our new report guides Integrated Care Boards through the process of developing a credible strategy to reduce inequalities in access to planned hospital procedures.
News Better use of analysis
What is an ‘Intelligence Function’? What value can they add to decision making? How can they be configured and who needs to be involved? What lessons can be drawn from current practice?
Waiting lists for elective care are in the news. The national plan has been issued, with the expectation that lists will continue to rise for some years - and that long waiting will not disappear anytime soon. Addressing this ‘backlog’ will remain a fundamental challenge for some time to come.
News Better use of analysis | Futures thinking | Learning and development
Part of the Strategy Unit mission is to improve the use of analysis in decision making. Current use is, to employ a euphemism, variable.
Blog post Primary, community and social care services
The Strategy Unit is embarking on an exciting project with WM ADASS, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Care Services in the West Midlands to explore the challenges facing domiciliary care and the opportunities that exist to transform and improve the service.
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.
The care home COVID crisis and the effects of longstanding staffing and funding shortages has meant that
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 Better use of analysis | Comparative Analysis | End of life | Learning and development
Dr Anna Lock, Justine Wiltshire and Lucy Hawkins reflect on the Strategy Unit's innovative end of life care analysis. How can this work help clinicians to improve services?
News Evaluation and impact assessment | Learning and development | Public health and prevention
The Strategy Unit will undertake a rapid qualitative project to identify, collate and share, good practice across England in increasing COVID-19 vaccine uptake.
News Elective care | Evaluation and impact assessment | Primary, community and social care services
The drive for greater integration of health and care services has been the central theme of UK health policy for most of
Blog post Complex Modelling | Emergency care | Inequalities
We know that patterns of access to healthcare have changed during the pandemic.
News Elective care | Emergency care | Evaluation and impact assessment | Mental health | Primary, community and social care services
The Strategy Unit, the Health Economics Unit and Leicester Clinical Trials Unit have been announced as evaluation partners to support success in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Health and Care Awards.