1. The NHS 'safe harbour' paradox

    17 Mar 2016
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    Is transformational change possible in a health system where there is no room to fail? Dr Rebecca Rosen struggles to reconcile the 'safe harbour' paradox. 

     

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  2. New Models of Care: one year on

    15 Mar 2016
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    One year on from the launch of the new models of care vanguards programme, Nigel Edwards reflects on the progress made so far. 

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  3. Contradiction, change and misdiagnosis

    11 Mar 2016
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    Implementing rapid change in the NHS was a recurrent topic of conversation at last week's Health Policy Summit. Following the event, Nigel Edwards reflects on some of the contradictions that block change and how they have led to high levels of cognitive dissonance in the service.

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  4. Five principles behind the world’s most efficient health systems

    (Guest blogger)
    2 Mar 2016
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    Why is it that some countries pay half what others do for health care, but achieve better outcomes? Ahead of our Health Policy Summit, our keynote speaker Mark Britnell examines five common traits of the world's most efficient health and care systems.

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  5. Policy matters: the reality of NHS change

    29 Feb 2016
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    Ahead of our eighth annual Health Policy Summit, Ruth Thorlby ruminates on the current turbulence surrounding health policy, and how it will affect both the staff that provide services and patients that use them. 

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  6. Technological change: let us not forget the workforce

    (Guest blogger)
    25 Feb 2016
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    Drawing on his own experiences in the US, Dr Harpreet Sood, Senior Fellow to the NHS England Chief Executive, outlines technological advancements in health care will fail to progress unless the workforce is engaged along the way.  

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  7. Mind the health care data gap

    (Guest blogger)
    23 Feb 2016
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    Paul Henderson, Director of Health Data and Analytics at KPMG, outlines why health care data should be a priority for all NHS boards. 

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  8. In discussion with: Robert Pearl

    (Guest blogger)
    18 Feb 2016
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    We talked to Robert Pearl, CEO of The Permanente Medical Group of US integrated care consortium Kaiser Permanente, on the complicated business of improving quality outcomes while drawing efficiency savings from technology in health care. 

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  9. Getting health care technology right: seven lessons for success

    17 Feb 2016
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    Sophie Castle-Clarke and Dr Robert Watson outline seven key lessons from our research into digital opportunities for health care. 

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  10. In discussion with: the 'digital doctor'

    (Guest blogger)
    16 Feb 2016
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    Kicking off our new series on digitising the NHS, we interview Robert Wachter, author of The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine's Computer Age, about his experience introducing digital health technologies in the US.

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  11. It’s broken, and it needs fixing: new models of care for children

    12 Feb 2016
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    Lucia Kossarova unpacks the findings of our new research and argues that it is time for new models of care to turn their attention to children and young people. 

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  12. Children’s health and the importance of the ordinary

    (Guest blogger)
    8 Feb 2016
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    As part of the launch of our new report on children's health services, Dr Ingrid Wolfe, Children and Young People’s Health Partnership, outlines why we must ensure that children and young people do not miss out on the opportunities posed by new models of care.

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  13. New models in children's health: inspiring positive change

    (Guest blogger)
    8 Feb 2016
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    Samantha Jones, NHS England, outlines why our new report report provide encouraging opportunities to learn from emerging models across all specialties.

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  14. Commission Impossible? Why a royal review might struggle to solve the NHS funding crisis

    28 Jan 2016
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    Later today, Members of Parliament will debate a backbench motion calling for a cross-party Royal Commission into long-term funding for health and social care. Mark Dayan examines where a royal commission really is the answer for our struggling NHS. 

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  15. 'Transformation fund' or deficit mop-up? Time for an honest conversation

    20 Jan 2016
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    Sally Gainsbury calls for honesty and transparency from politicians, as new analysis reveals that the majority of the NHS 'Transformation and Sustainability Fund' announced last week will go toward plugging hospital deficits.

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  16. Can more be done with limited care homes data?

    15 Jan 2016
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    Chris Sherlaw-Johnson examines how data from care homes can be used more effectively to create better outcomes for patients across the country. 

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  17. The sobering burden of alcohol on the NHS

    (Guest blogger)
    22 Dec 2015
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    Claire Currie unpicks the data from our new report on alcohol related hospital activity, and considers what can be done to reduce the burden on the NHS. 

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  18. Is it time for the NHS to have a ‘psychologist in residence’?

    21 Dec 2015
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    Dr Rebecca Rosen examines the motivators and barriers to change in general practice, and wonders whether an NHS 'psychologist in residence' might help make policy makers more aware of the psychological factors that shape workforce behaviour. 

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  19. Cambridgeshire, contracting and the importance of information

    (Guest blogger)
    21 Dec 2015
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    The contract for Integrated Older People’s Pathway and Adult Community Services in Cambridgeshire collapsed last week. Andrew Taylor explores why the contracting of services will always be a tricky issue. 

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  20. Seven-day NHS: a frontline perspective

    (Guest blogger)
    14 Dec 2015
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    Saira Ghafur outlines some of the challenges around seven-day working from the perspective of someone with lived experience of working on call in a hospital. 

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