1. Is centralisation the answer for emergency general surgery?

    (Guest blogger)
    11 Apr 2016
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    Robert Watson, author of our new report on emergency general surgery, takes a close look at the common assumption that centralisation could be the solution to the challenges in the sector. 

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  2. The NHS technology lag cannot go on

    (Guest blogger)
    8 Apr 2016
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    In a response to our new briefing, Jonathan Serjeant, co-founder of Brighton and Hove Integrated Care Service (BICS), argues that the NHS needs to take a proactive approach to implementing new technologies, before it gets left behind. 

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  3. Technology in general practice: a vehicle for change?

    7 Apr 2016
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    Our new briefing outlines how technology could aid the transformation of general practice. In this blog, authors Stephanie Kumpunen and Sophie Castle-Clarke set out what this vision might look like. 

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  4. Why some GPs are growing “weary” with commissioning

    5 Apr 2016
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    Holly Holder unpacks the Nuffield Trust and The King's Fund's latest research into clinical commissioning and explores possible reasons for some GPs feeling less than engaged with their CCGs.

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  5. The NHS needs managers as well as leaders

    27 Mar 2016
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    Nigel Edwards argues that the 'unglamorous work' often undertaken by middle managers should not be forgotten, and supporting them a key priority. 

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  6. Health care and the Scottish election

    24 Mar 2016
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    The NHS will be a key issue for voters in the Scottish election given it is the biggest public service under the remit of the Scottish Government. In new analysis, Mark Dayan outlines some of the key facts and figures about the service's performance in Scotland. 

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  7. What can we learn from the US 'hospitalist' model?

    23 Mar 2016
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    Louella Vaughan unpacks the success of the US 'hospitalist' model and investigates whether it could work in the English setting. 

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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