1. New staff roles for a healthier Scotland

    (Guest blogger)
    22 Jun 2016
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    Theresa Fyffe, Director of the Royal College of Nursing Scotland, outlines how NHS staff are adapting to new ways of caring for patients in the Scottish NHS. 

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  2. Are smaller hospitals sustainable?

    (Guest blogger)
    21 Jun 2016
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    We interviewed Paul Mears, Chief Executive of Yeovil District Hospital, about the viability of small hospitals, the challenges they face and what he thinks some of the solutions might be.

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  3. Are GPs having to offer 'budget-airline-style' care?

    16 Jun 2016
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    Senior Research Fellow and GP Rebecca Rosen shares her concerns that, in the face of austerity funding and rising demand, GPs are having to compromise on the volume and quality of services they provide.

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  4. The facts: EU immigration and pressure on the NHS

    15 Jun 2016
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    Mark Dayan collaborated with FullFact to examine the impact of EU immigration on the NHS.

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  5. The NHS workforce crisis may be irreversible

    10 Jun 2016
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    Nigel Edwards warns that morale could be creating an equally serious – and longer lasting – challenge to the NHS than the financial crisis. 

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  6. Vanguards: investing in the future today

    (Guest blogger)
    8 Jun 2016
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    Guest blogger Paul Corrigan argues that recent financial investments into the Vanguards are crucial given the importance of the new models to health and social care's future.

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  7. Does the NHS need a new law?

    (Guest blogger)
    1 Jun 2016
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    As new care models in the NHS take shape, the role of commissioners and providers are becoming increasingly intertwined. Our senior associate and NHS legislation expert Sharon Lamb examines whether the existing laws that govern the NHS are fit for purpose. 

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  8. Lessons from a Vanguard: one year in

    (Guest blogger)
    26 May 2016
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    Bridget Fletcher, Chief Executive of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, reflects on lessons learned from her organisation's first year as an NHS England Enhanced Care Homes Vanguard.

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  9. Fact Check: migration and NHS staff

    23 May 2016
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    Ahead of the EU Referendum, Mark Dayan examines the data on immigration and hypothesises on the potential impact of Brexit on the NHS workforce.

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  10. Embracing change for nurses

    (Guest blogger)
    20 May 2016
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    Lisa Bayliss-Pratt of Health Education England reflects on the changing nature of nursing and the opportunities offered by new roles. 

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  11. How new roles can strengthen general practice

    (Guest blogger)
    18 May 2016
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    Dr Mike Holmes shares learning from his experience implementing new professional roles into his GP practice in Hull. 

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  12. Thinking differently about the cancer workforce

    (Guest blogger)
    18 May 2016
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    Moira Fraser, Director of Policy at Macmillan Cancer Support, outlines some of the work Macmillan are doing to experiment with new cancer support roles. 

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  13. How new staff skills can deliver better care for patients

    17 May 2016
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    Candace Imison examines the opportunities we identified in our new report to reduce the gap between the skills of staff and the needs of patients. 

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  14. The workforce planning debate is long overdue

    (Guest blogger)
    16 May 2016
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    Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive of NHS Employers, reflects on why lessons that have emerged from our new report on NHS workforce has been long overdue. 

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  15. Who is accountable in the NHS?

    13 May 2016
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    As the NHS becomes ever more convoluted, Mark Dayan considers: who actually is accountable in the NHS? 

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  16. What can e-health do for patients?

    (Guest blogger)
    13 May 2016
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    Following a new discussion paper published for the Nuffield Trust, Angela Coulter examines the evidence we have so far about patient engagement with information technology.

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  17. Why is it so hard to copy international best practice?

    11 May 2016
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    Nigel Edwards reflects on why adapting and replicating international care models is never quite as easy as it seems. 

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  18. The emerging new era of general practice

    10 May 2016
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    The face of general practice is slowly transforming to more sustainable models, with technology playing a vital role in the process, writes Sophie Castle-Clarke.

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  19. Has the tide turned for small hospitals?

    9 May 2016
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    Kicking off a new series, Matt Gaskins unpicks the current landscape for smaller hospitals ahead of our debate with the NHS Confederation next month. 

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  20. Weren't new care models supposed to solve the NHS crisis?

    (Guest blogger)
    6 May 2016
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    Paul Corrigan examines why the current model of 'stabilise first, transform second' is drastically at odds with the original ambitions of the Five Year Forward View

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