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Reassurance over STPs needed or NHS risks entering era of permafrost

16/03/2017Reassurance over STPs needed or NHS risks entering era of permafrost

The recent intervention by Simon Stevens to ensure that mass bed closures will not happen in STP areas unless alternative arrangements are put in place first is a very welcome and much-needed mov... more >
Betts: STPs will only work if all players are involved

13/03/2017Betts: STPs will only work if all players are involved

Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) are only going to work if all players, including local government and the voluntary sector, are involved, the chair of the Communities and Local Gov... more >
Extra STP cash ‘pointless’ if NHS budget is raided to plug running costs

09/03/2017Extra STP cash ‘pointless’ if NHS budget is raided to plug running costs

The chancellor’s decision to back the first tranche of good-to-go STPs with £325m over the next three years, with more money to come in this year’s Autumn Statement, is an &ldqu... more >

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The future of clinical commissioning

13/03/2017The future of clinical commissioning

Dr Graham Jackson, co-chair of NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) and chair of NHS Aylesbury Vale CCG, discusses the changing landscape facing commissioners.  Since they were set up more than three years ago, CCGs have demonstrated a great ability to innovate and develop services acco... more >
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Improving the flow

13/02/2017Improving the flow

Glen Burley, chief executive of South Warwick... more >
Leadership development should be for all in health and care

07/12/2016Leadership development should be for all in health and care

Back in August, Stephen Hart joined Health Ed... more >
The powerful link between staff and patient satisfaction

03/10/2016The powerful link between staff and patient satisfaction

David Behan CBE, chief executive of the Care ... more >

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Understanding the changing NHS procurement landscape

24/03/2017Understanding the changing NHS procurement landscape

Understanding the current and future NHS proc... more >
Reflections on the Strategic Projects Team

24/03/2017Reflections on the Strategic Projects Team

Andrew MacPherson, former managing director o... more >
A flexible future

24/03/2017A flexible future

Many organisations in the public sector will ... more >
Connectivity and behaviour key to unlocking wireless adoption

24/03/2017Connectivity and behaviour key to unlocking wireless adoption

Julia Manning, founding director of 2020healt... more >

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22/03/2017New additions and unexpected announcements

As NHE went to press, many of us were still recovering from the chancellor’s unexpected health announcements in his last Spring Budget.   While the sector welcomed Philip Hammond’s revelations, centered on capital funding for advanced sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) and A&E triage schemes (page 24), the government failed to address the funding gap still facing the NHS.   Even the £2bn social care windfall, which Treasury has... read more >

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Foreign patient charges are a distraction from the real issues

Foreign patient charges are a distraction from the real issues

Vivek Kotecha, research officer at the Centre for Health and the Public Interest (CHPI), explains why the charging of foreign patients distracts from our home-grown NHS issues.  The Department of Health’s (DH’s) PR team mus... more > more last word articles >

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