1. So much to do, so little time: turning STPs into action

    25 Aug 2016
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    In the second of a two-part blog, Nigel Edwards explores some of the pitfalls that Sustainability and Transformation Plan leads are going to face when implementing plans in their areas. 

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  2. How are Sustainability and Transformation Plans coming together?

    19 Aug 2016
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    The 44 Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) are in development across the country, but the process has been a bit of a mystery to the public. Ahead of the upcoming deadline for the plans in September, we held a workshop with 14 STPs to see how they are shaping up. Nigel Edwards reports back.

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  3. The digital revolution in asthma care

    (Guest blogger)
    17 Aug 2016
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    Kay Boycott, Chief Executive of Asthma UK, outlines why technological transformation is needed in asthma care, and how it is already well underway. 

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  4. Pathology: collaborate where possible, centralise where necessary

    (Guest blogger)
    10 Aug 2016
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    "Collaborate where possible, centralise where necessary": Professor Tim Helliwell of the Royal College of Pathologists responds to our recent briefing on the future of pathology services. 

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  5. Large-scale can help general practice weather the storm

    26 Jul 2016
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    Rebecca Rosen outlines why mixed quality results from our recent research into large-scale general practice should not deter organisations from collaborating - since scale offers other vital benefits.  

     

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  6. My journey from single-handed practice to super-partnership

    (Guest blogger)
    21 Jul 2016
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    Dr Vidhu Mayor reflects on the lessons he has learnt during his journey to joining Modality - a super-partnership of general practices in Birmingham. 

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  7. Scaling up general practice: Lessons 10 years on

    (Guest blogger)
    19 Jul 2016
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    Following the publication of our report Is bigger better? Lessons from large-scale general practice, Phil Yates of GP Care, one of the case study sites examined in the research, reflects on what he’d do differently if he was setting up the collaboration again. 

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  8. Scaling up: lessons on GP collaboration

    15 Jul 2016
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    In a blog preceding the launch of our new research on large-scale general practice, Stephanie Kumpunen unpacks seven lessons for GP organisations who are looking to scale up, based on our recent conference.

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  9. Tapping the untapped potential of the NHS workforce

    14 Jul 2016
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    Candace Imison offers her reflections from a recent OECD workshop on making better use of the health workforce. 

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  10. Making rural hospitals sustainable

    12 Jul 2016
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    Nigel Edwards examines some of the challenges facing rural and remote hospitals in England - and what can be done to address them. 

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  11. Why we still need clinical commissioners

    12 Jul 2016
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    Holly Holder outlines why new developments in the NHS - including devolution and sustainability and transformation plans - are putting the voice of GPs in commissioning at risk. 

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  12. What is the future for smaller hospitals in the NHS?

    (Guest blogger)
    8 Jul 2016
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    David Evans, Chief Executive of Northumbria Foundation Trust, argues that smaller hospitals should be acknowledged as valuable assets in the NHS ecosystem - for the good of rural communities. 

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  13. Will scrapping nurse bursaries address shortages?

    7 Jul 2016
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    Candace Imison and Mark Dayan examine the Government's reforms to nurse education funding. Will the bursary proposals address chronic shortages in nurses and allied health professionals?

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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