Service Reconfiguration

Transforming health and care: the Dorset story

08.08.17: Phil Richardson, Dorset STP lead director, explains why primary and community care are at the heart of the area’s transformation efforts. As one of the recently announced accountable care systems, Dorset STP is fortunate to have a wor...

A community service

04.08.17: Louise Watson, NHS England director of the New Care Models programme, discusses the emerging success stories from the vanguard areas across the country. Primary and community care play a vital role in a robust and effective health service...

Turbo-boosting STPs? It’s time we got serious about ‘partnership’

27.07.17: Merron Simpson, chief executive New NHS Alliance, argues we’re missing the point of what ‘partnership working’ truly means if we refuse to recruit help from those outside the health service. Jeremy Hunt and Simon Steven&rs...

Making community pharmacy integral to STP solutions

21.07.17: James Roach discusses his work with the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) to develop a new community pharmacy service offering for sustainability and transformation partnership (STP) areas. Pharmacies are a local lifeline and are vital to...

Designing services properly

19.07.17: Terry Young, professor of healthcare systems at Brunel University London and a founder of the Cumberland Initiative, argues that we should drop service improvement and just design services properly. With a new government, the political disc...

Minister vows for ‘more emphasis’ on sluggish STPs, but demands better buy-in

30.06.17: Health minister Philip Dunne has suggested that the government will be putting “more emphasis” on ensuring the sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) that are not as well developed as others can move along at a clearer pace &...

Trusts need £350m by July to dodge even more severe winter pressures

27.06.17: An urgent injection of £350m must be committed by the end of July to prepare the sector for the coming winter as nearly half of trusts believe the extra £1bn social care cash committed in the spring will have no impact on their abili...

Making the most of NHS estate

27.06.17: Clive Shore, acting executive director (partnering) of Community Health Partnerships (CHP), explains how the organisation’s expert facilitation can transform estate for local health economies, without laying a single brick.  Last...

Prime for transformation?

20.06.17: The sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) programme should harness and drive digital innovation as a positive force to help overcome barriers to the integration of health and social care and improve standards of delivery, writes...

Mackey denies legal constraints as accountable care systems confirmed

19.06.17: NHS England boss Simon Stevens has confirmed the nine areas that will officially form part of the first wave of accountable care systems (ACSs) in the country, covering a total of seven million people and backed by a funding boost of £450m...

Election result means STP legislation now due only after Brexit

16.06.17: Given the result of the latest general election and with the negotiations around Brexit due to start later this month, it is now unlikely that the government will be able to introduce legislation for sustainability and transformation plans (STPs...

A starting point to long-term sustainability

16.06.17: Lord Patel, chairman of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS (until the dissolution of Parliament), discusses the action that must be taken to develop an NHS fit for the future. Barely a day goes by...

What really determines how quickly we access healthcare?

13.06.17: Suzanne Bates has almost 20 years’ operational experience in the NHS and now works for NHS Improvement. She considers whether focusing on the profession of administrative care might improve access to healthcare while optimising the use of...

Do we need to invest more in NHS administration?

13.06.17: Vivek Kotecha, research officer at the Centre for Health and the Public Interest (CHPI), argues that there needs to be greater investment in NHS administration. All large organisations need a well-resourced administration to deliver a good...

STPs must ‘get real’ about time available for service transformation

08.06.17: Trying to impose a consistent and uniform statutory layer of STPs too quickly without thinking through their transition process will be a “recipe for chaos” and a “recipe for inadequate management of clinical risk” &ndash...

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13/06/2017Tackling the major challenges facing the NHS

As you will have gathered from the front cover, a theme that runs throughout this edition of NHE is about empowering and involving the workforce in order to deliver innovative change across the system.  Professor Jane Dacre, president of the Royal College of Physicians, highlights on page 16 the importance of sustainability and transformation partnerships/plans (STPs) being implemented and delivered with clinical input at their cor... read more >

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Deirdre Wallace, clinical skills manager at UCL Medical School, discusses the importance of learning about leadership and self while at medical school. Approximately five years ago, I was ch... more > more last word articles >
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Turbo-boosting STPs? It’s time we got serious about ‘partnership’

27/07/2017Turbo-boosting STPs? It’s time we got serious about ‘partnership’

Merron Simpson, chief executive New NHS Alliance, argues we’re missing the point of what ‘partnership working’ truly means if we refuse to recruit help from those outside the health service. Jeremy Hunt and Simon Steven’s recent announcement to ‘turbo-boost’ sustainability and transformation p... more >
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Changing our digital culture and safeguarding patient data

08/08/2017Changing our digital culture and safeguarding patient data

Joanna Smith, chief information officer at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS FT (RBHT), says that as the NHS becomes more digital it has to get ... more >
A centre for medicines optimisation research and education

04/08/2017A centre for medicines optimisation research and education

Dr Yogini Jani, a consultant pharmacist at University College London Hospitals NHS FT (UCLH), discusses a collaboration with UCL School of Pharma... more >
Unlocking the benefits of age-friendly cities

04/08/2017Unlocking the benefits of age-friendly cities

Stefanie Buckner, Calum Mattocks and Louise Lafortune from the Cambridge Institute of Public Health, alongside Melanie Rimmer from the School of ... more >
A community service

04/08/2017A community service

Louise Watson, NHS England director of the New Care Models programme, discusses the emerging success stories from the vanguard areas across the c... more >

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Improving care at the touch of a screen

08/08/2017Improving care at the touch of a screen

When it comes to dementia, having a calm and safe environment can have a substantial impact on a patient’s quality of life. NHE’s Jos... more >
A new approach to talent management

25/07/2017A new approach to talent management

Martin Hancock, national lead for talent management at NHS Leadership Academy, and Gill Rooke, the organisation’s senior operations manager... more >
Enabling greater integration through ACSs

25/07/2017Enabling greater integration through ACSs

At this year’s NHS Confed, Simon Stevens revealed the first wave of accountable care systems (ACSs). NHE speaks to Ian Dodge, the director ... more >
How NHS organisations can protect themselves against cyber crime

25/07/2017How NHS organisations can protect themselves against cyber crime

On 12 May, a global cyber-attack occurred on an unprecedented scale. It affected organisations across the globe and, though it did not specifical... more >

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