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NHS October performance already as bad as 2015 midwinter

08/12/2016NHS October performance already as bad as 2015 midwinter

The latest performance statistics released by NHS England have once again revealed a long-term trend of greater volumes of urgent, emergency and elective care this year, warning that the NHS shou... more >
NHSI promises tougher crackdown on ‘unpalatable’ interim senior pay deals

07/12/2016NHSI promises tougher crackdown on ‘unpalatable’ interim senior pay deals

NHS Improvement (NHSI) boss Jim Mackey has promised tougher regulations to crack down on expensive interim senior executives and off-payroll tax deals, as the organisation published the first nat... more >
Mackey: Business case for STP short-term investments don’t yet add up

06/12/2016Mackey: Business case for STP short-term investments don’t yet add up

Despite STPs requesting more short-term investment to transform services in their area, the chief executive of NHS Improvement (NHSI) said he is yet to see a business case that would see the regu... more >
CQC rates major GM foundation trust as ‘requires improvement’

09/12/2016CQC rates major GM foundation trust as ‘requires improvement’

Pennine Care NHS FT has been rated as require... more >
Providers urged to address learning disability issues as huge health gaps revealed

09/12/2016Providers urged to address learning disability issues as huge health gaps revealed

The largest report ever conducted into the he... more >
Paramedics receive ‘long overdue’ upgrade to Band 6 pay

09/12/2016Paramedics receive ‘long overdue’ upgrade to Band 6 pay

The Department of Health, NHS Employers and a... more >
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Framework to focus on compassionate and inclusive leadership

09/11/2016Framework to focus on compassionate and inclusive leadership

Professor Michael West, senior fellow at The King’s Fund, who has been involved in the development of the National Improvement and Leadership Development Framework, explains why compassionate and inclusive leadership will be core to the framework. National reports into NHS functionin... more >
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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 >
Benchmarking what good looks like

01/07/2016Benchmarking what good looks like

Lord Carter of Coles discusses the findings o... more >

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Dudley CCG: MCP model success requires time, commitment and trust

09/12/2016Dudley CCG: MCP model success requires time, commitment and trust

Paul Maubach, chief executive officer at Dudl... more >
Social prescription: A trojan horse for a health creating community?

09/12/2016Social prescription: A trojan horse for a health creating community?

Dr Michael Dixon, social prescribing lead at ... more >
Change the climate

07/12/2016Change the climate

Jill DeBene, CEO of the Institute of Healthca... more >
Increasing patient safety through structured conversations

07/12/2016Increasing patient safety through structured conversations

Sign up to Safety’s national campaign d... more >

editor's comment

02/12/2016We must learn from the inevitable change

STPs represent the one thing that many people, organisations and systems do not like: change. However, the highly ambitious plans, which have been criticised for their lack of early engagement and top-down approach, are a necessity if the health and care sector is to address the unprecedented challenges it faces.  Whether it is through service redesign, financial savings, back-office consolidations or greater moves towards integrated care, the STPs affect everyone in the sector... read more >

last word

How can behavioural insights make care more person-centred?

How can behavioural insights make care more person-centred?

Michael Hallsworth and Hannah Burd of the Behavioural Insights Team explain how two new guides aim to deliver more effective person-centred care. The key to delivering person-centred care is to start simple.  Toby* was struggling ... more > more last word articles >

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