December 14th

Applications open for £12.5m funding opportunity for research into musculoskeletal conditions

The Nuffield Foundation launches call for applications for research into musculoskeletal conditions.

Over the next 10 years the Nuffield Foundation will dedicate up to £12.5m for research into musculoskeletal conditions, with up to £6.25m to be awarded over the first five years.

December 11th

The costs and trade-offs of reforming long-term care for older people

A £36k lifetime cap on care costs for older people would cost £3.6 billion by 2035. Rolling out a minimum level of social care to all older people with high needs and limited resources would cost a similar amount, according to new research from the CASPeR research team.

December 10th

Data visualisation in children’s social care

A  new approach to data visualisation in children's social care has been developed by Coram and The Alan Turing Institute, with funding from the Nuffield Foundation. The project was also supported by the Rees Centre at the University of Oxford. 

December 7th

Extreme ethnic inequalities in the care system

There are extreme inequalities between ethnic groups in the proportions of children being looked after in care in England, according to new Nuffield-funded research. 

‘White British’ children are ten times more likely to be in care than ‘Asian Indian’ children. ‘Black Caribbean’ children are 20 times more likely.

These inequalities are poorly understood and little attention is paid to them in children’s services policy.

December 5th

Latest survey offers new understanding of the FE maths teacher workforce

Building a high-quality maths teaching workforce in Further Education (FE) requires a better understanding of career pathways, differentiated high-quality initial training and more subject-specific professional development, new research shows.

December 3rd

First board members appointed to lead Ada Lovelace Institute

The Nuffield Foundation has appointed the first board members to lead the strategic development of the Ada Lovelace Institute, an independent research and deliberative body with a mission to ensure data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) work for people and society. 

The appointments follow an open recruitment process overseen by the Executive Chair of the Ada Lovelace Institute, Sir Alan Wilson. The new board members are:

November 29th

Liking where we live linked to good health

Having no sense of belonging or perceiving your local community to be unfriendly could be as bad for your health as living in a ‘deprived’ neighbourhood, according to new UCL-led research.

Researchers from UCL, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Sussex found older adults who were dissatisfied about the places where they live were just as likely to report poor health as those who live in ‘deprived’ neighbourhoods.

November 27th

New review commissioned to address pressing questions about special guardianship

The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory, CoramBAAF and the Family Justice Council are to work together to address pressing questions about Special Guardianship.

November 22nd

Quality of reading materials linked to foreign language ability in young people

The quality of reading materials and approach to teaching are linked to foreign language attainment in young people, according to new Nuffield-funded research from Oxford's Department of Education. 

November 20th

Risking the unknown in hope of a cure: The ethics of patient access to experimental treatments

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics, an independent body funded by the Nuffield Foundation, Wellcome and the MRC, has today published a new briefing note highlighting the ethical issues that can arise when patients and doctors wish to use experimental treatments.