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Smaller hospitals: deserving of support at every level

Blog post 14/02/2020Louella Vaughan

Smaller hospitals provide care to nearly half the population of England and are often the linchpin of rural communities. Yet their position is precarious despite recent pledges to tailor operating models to meet their needs more equitably. Dr Louella Vaughan has edited a special edition of...

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Recruiting nurses from overseas: the main challenges facing trusts

Blog post 06/02/2020Claudia Leone

With staff shortages in the NHS well known, one essential way of getting new nurses is to attract them from other countries. Claudia Leone takes a closer look at the main issues that trusts face when recruiting nurses from abroad.

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A public policy blind spot? The possible futures of the social care workforce

Blog post 04/02/2020Nina Hemmings

Long read: With last week’s Migration Advisory Committee report offering recommendations ahead of an immigration white paper, Nina Hemmings takes a closer look at what it all might mean for social care – drawing on key lessons from overseas.

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Radical surgery on waiting lists in Northern Ireland is long overdue

Blog post 30/01/2020Prof. Deirdre Heenan | Mark Dayan

While waiting times have struggled across the UK in recent times, the situation is much worse in Northern Ireland. Is there a way to turn things around? Deirdre Heenan and Mark Dayan give the expert view.

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Friday FAQs: Kate Ardern

Blog post 24/01/2020Kate Ardern

Kicking off a new series of Friday FAQs, we spoke to Kate Ardern, Director of Public Health at Wigan Council.

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Crunch time for PCNs

Blog post 23/01/2020Dr Rebecca Rosen

With a consultation on primary care networks prompting a flurry of opinion on whether they're being asked to do too much, too soon, Rebecca Rosen highlights three major concerns about PCNs that should not be ignored.

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The NHS will now need to get Brexit begun

Blog post 20/12/2019Mark Dayan

The Tories may have won the election promising to get Brexit done, but for the NHS and social care it’s only about to start. Mark Dayan looks at what might be in store over the year ahead.

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Is the 2019 general election seeing a reorganisation relapse?

Blog post 10/12/2019Nigel Edwards

As polling day looms, Nigel Edwards looks at the main parties' pledges to reform the health service. Is reorganisation no longer a dirty word?

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NHS waiting times: Missed targets, missed pledges?

Blog post 06/12/2019John Appleby | Leonora Merry

The NHS has been a dominant election theme once more, yet one key driver of public satisfaction with the health service has been noticeably absent from the political agenda. John Appleby and Leonora Merry look at why waiting times might be slipping under the radar ahead of election day.

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More, more, more: Do election pledges on the NHS workforce stack up?

Blog post 05/12/2019Fiona Johnson

Ahead of next week's general election, all the main party manifestos have vowed to increase staffing numbers in the NHS. But how realistic are those promises? Fiona Johnson takes a closer look.

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