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Understanding and addressing ethnicity and mortality in hospital activity during Covid

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Understanding and addressing ethnicity and mortality in hospital activity during Covid

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Understanding and addressing ethnicity and mortality in hospital activity during Covid

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It is now well understood that Covid-19 has not just extracted a terrible toll on the elderly population but that it has also had a disproportionate impact on minority groups. In this report we examine what the impact has been and also what we can do about it.

 

Disruption and recovery of cancer from COVID-19

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Disruption and recovery of cancer from COVID-19

Disruption and recovery of cancer from COVID-19

It is becoming increasingly clear that one of the biggest threats to health in the UK brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, apart from COVID-19 itself, is to cancer services and cancer patients. The major disruptions to the cancer pathway have effectively stopped cancer screening, reduced referrals by more than 40%, and as a consequence have impacted considerably on cancer diagnosis and treatment, (including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy). In addition, there has been a major disruption to clinical research activity, including access of patients to innovative clinical trials.

Building a resilient system

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Building a resilient system

Liz Knight, Danny Silk & Anne Rainsberry

Building a resilient system

Liz Knight, Danny Silk & Anne Rainsberry

 

System resilience is an active, integrated approach to responding to crises, including surges in demand, without losing core functions. Resilient systems are able to shift service delivery and flex the workforce as needed to respond to rapid change. To develop resilient systems, leaders need to focus on person centred, place-based care supported by an empowered and nurtured workforce, underpinned by place-based estates, integrated data and aligned finance. The way in which leaders lead is also evolving, along with a real energy to take the opportunity given by the pandemic to do things differently.

 

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