Ian Blunt and Martin Bardsley of the Nuffield Trust present findings from the QualityWatch 2014 annual statement, and explore how the quality of healthcare in England is changing in response to constrained funding and rising demand.

Ian Blunt & Martin Bardsley: Cause for concern from QualityWatch

This presentation was delivered at the QualityWatch annual conference on 28 October 2014. Interviewed afterwards, Ian said: "Over the last ten years the quality of care in general has been getting much better, but that progress now seems to have slowed and in some areas even gone into reverse. We’ve seen this particularly in access to care in many settings becoming harder, general worries about the quality of mental health services and also the increasing levels of stress reported by NHS and social care staff."