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Stevens: FYFV update due in spring as NHS faces ‘very real’ pressures

12/01/2017Stevens: FYFV update due in spring as NHS faces ‘very real’ pressures

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has said that the NHS faces “very real” pressures that are only likely to become more trying as funding becomes more “constrained&rdquo... more >
Hunt suggests scrapping four-hour A&E target for ‘non-urgent’ patients

10/01/2017Hunt suggests scrapping four-hour A&E target for ‘non-urgent’ patients

The health secretary has sparked controversy by saying that the four-hour target for patient treatment shouldn’t apply to people who present to A&E with minor illnesses in a bid to ease... more >
Staff shortages ‘a greater threat to services’ than finance pressures

09/01/2017Staff shortages ‘a greater threat to services’ than finance pressures

Pressures on the NHS workforce – including a high degree of uncertainty around staffing going forward – are as great, if not a greater, threat to the future sustainability of services... more >
North West Ambulance Service rated as requires improvement

19/01/2017North West Ambulance Service rated as requires improvement

The CQC has rated North West Ambulance Servic... more >
NHS England offers AHPs greater involvement in STP delivery

18/01/2017NHS England offers AHPs greater involvement in STP delivery

A new shared commitment between England&rsquo... more >
OBR: NHS needs £88bn extra by 2067 to cope with rising costs

18/01/2017OBR: NHS needs £88bn extra by 2067 to cope with rising costs

The Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR) has... more >
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Winter NHS – Leadership at the most critical time

18/01/2017Winter NHS – Leadership at the most critical time

Clare Price-Dowd, a registered nurse and senior programme lead at the NHS Leadership Academy, looks at the importance of leadership on the frontline during the challenging winter period when pressures are intensified.   Winter is always a challenging time for the NHS. The cold we... 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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Progress on integrated care

13/12/2016Progress on integrated care

Don Redding, director of policy at National V... more >
Improving quality, safety and efficiency in IBD care

13/12/2016Improving quality, safety and efficiency in IBD care

The national inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)... more >
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 >

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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 >

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Lessons from Finland for NHS mental health

Lessons from Finland for NHS mental health

While many countries across Europe struggle to deal with a rising demand for mental health services, Finland is successfully improving service provision via a new online portal. Professor Grigori Joffe, medical director at Hospital District of H... more > more last word articles >

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