January 13th

‘No win, no fee’ has made pursuing a clinical negligence claim more accessible for many but some serious cases may fall through the funding gap

The growth in lawyers working on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis has removed the financial barrier to pursuing a clinical negligence claim for many people, but a small number of serious cases may be falling through the funding gap, according to research published by the Nuffield Foundation.

January 6th

Tim Gardam appointed Chief Executive of the Nuffield Foundation

The board of trustees is delighted to announce the appointment of influential educator and broadcaster Tim Gardam as the new Chief Executive of the Nuffield Foundation.

Tim is currently Principal of St Anne’s College at the University of Oxford and Chairman of the Which? Council. He will take up his position at the Foundation on 1 September 2016.

December 23rd, 2015

Christmas and New Year opening hours

The Nuffield Foundation will be closed from Thursday 24 December until Monday 4 January.

December 14th

Family court ‘recycles’ one in three young mums

At least one in four women who have lost a child through court order will return to the family court in relation to a subsequent child. For women who were teenagers at the birth of their first child, this figure increases to one in three. 

December 10th

New podcast series on sound evidence in human rights

Human rights researcher Professor Todd Landman will launch a project that aims to share and promote the hard facts about human rights through podcasting today (International Human Rights Day). The project is funded by the Nuffield Foundation. 

December 7th

Nuffield student part of discovery of new strategy for treating arthritis

A student from the Nuffield Foundation’s Oliver Bird Rheumatism Programme has been instrumental in a new study which indicates that arthritic cartilage, previously thought to be impenetrable to therapies, could be treated by a patient’s own ‘microvesicles’ that are able to travel into cartilage cells and deliver therapeutic agents.

November 30th

Confusion over ‘unnatural’ science could be hampering public debate

Confusion over what people mean when they describe science, technology and medicine as ‘unnatural’ could be causing people to talk at cross purposes, hampering public debates, says the Nuffield Council on Bioethics today.

Foster care protects the education of children in care

A new research study launched on 30 November 2015 identifies the key factors that influence how well children in care do in schools in England. The fact that most children in care lag behind their peers in their educational achievement has long been a concern.

November 25th

New flat rate state pension will lead to benefit cuts for some groups

Low earning renters stand to lose the most from planned reforms to state pensions and long-term care if they are not protected, according to a new report from the Care and State Pension Reform (CASPeR) research team and funded by the Nuffield Foundation. 

Fiscal framework for Scottish tax and welfare devolution is not workable

The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee, in its report A Fracturing Union?, argues that the process for determining the fiscal framework for Scottish tax and welfare devolution is flawed and that its design principles may not be workable and are not mutually compatible.